Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress has asked the committee charged with investigating the bribery scandal, to probe Accra-based radio station Joy FM.
According to him, Joy Fm and other media houses published stories on their web platforms that suggested Mahama Ayariga made up the story "to equalize the corruption allegation made against former President Mahama".
Speaking on Atinka FM on Wednesday, Asiedu Nketiah said, "All these media houses should appear before the committee to establish if they played a role in the scandal."
The speaker of parliament Mike Ocquaye on January 31 initiated a five-member committee to probe into the bribery allegations made against the energy-minister designate Boakye Agyarko and the Appointments Committee of parliament.
The committee is headed by former Attorney General, Joe Ghartey and comprises of four other members including, the Offinso South, MP Ben Abdallah Banda, Juaben MP Ama Pomaa Boateng, Talensi MP Benson Tongo Baba and Yilo Krobo MP, Magnus Kofi Amoatey.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who made the accusation is expected to present his evidence before the committee, along with Mahama Ayariga and Alhassan Suhuyini.
The committee has been tasked to determine whether an attempt at bribery was made to the Appointments committee.