Bernard Allotey Jacobs, the Central Regional chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has described the ongoing parliamentary probe into bribery allegations leveled against the energy minister, Boakye Agyarko, as a “fruitless venture”.
A parliamentary ad hoc committee by Joe Ghartey, the MP for Essikado Ketan, on Wednesday began investigations into the allegations.
Other members of the committee are Ben Abdallah Banda, MP for Offinso South; Magnus Kofi Amoatey, MP for Yilo Krobo; Ama Pomaa Boateng, MP for Juaben and Benson Tongo Baba MP for Talensi.
Commenting on the development on Accra-based Peace FM, Allotey Jacobs described the probe as a futile exercise.
“The probe won’t end in anything; there is only going to be shifting of the goalpost…,” he said, adding that Boakye Agyarko did not bribe any member of the appointments committee.
He said the bribery allegations which were made by Mahama Ayariga, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Alhassane Suhuyini only aimed at tarnishing the reputation of Boakye Agyarko.
“I still stand by my position that Boakye Agyarko did not give bribe to anybody, they are only spoiling somebody’s name…the man must be allowed the chance to go and work..,” he said.