The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga is alleged to have withdrawn accusations he made against Energy Minister-designate, Boakye Agyarko on Friday.
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Speaking to Accra-based Joy FM, the Chairman of Parliament's Appointments Committee, Joseph Osei-Owusu said Mr Ayariga made the facts up to "level the playing field" against the nominee after he had made certain assertions against former President John Mahama.
The former Minister for Science and Technology in an interview with Radio Gold said Boakye-Agyarko tried to bribe members of the Committee with the sum of GHC100,000.
According to his claims, the nominee offered GHC3,000 each to all NDC MP’s in the Committee but they rejected it after they were told who it was coming from.
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The approval of Mr Agyarko, a former Vice President of the Bank of New York and Mr Nana Yaw Osafo Maafo had been put on hold following some “inaccurate” information they gave when they appeared before the Committee.
The Minority members of the Committee requested him to produce evidence to back corruption allegations he made about former President John Mahama.
Mr Agyarko in his claim said the World Bank had 'breathed fire' down the neck of the former Ghanaian leader in acquiring three FSO’s instead of one.
The Majority has challenged Mr Ayariga to produce evidence of the bribery allegation but Mr Ayariga has subsequently withdrawn and apologised.