An anti-corruption crusader, PC Appiah-Ofori is advocating for the expulsion of embattled MP for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga.
According to the former Member of Parliament for the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa, if the former minister [ Ayariga] was found guilty by the ad hoc committee that investigated the bribery allegation against the vetting committee then he must be “expelled” and just made to apologise.
“If the committee has said this is the offence he committed, then I am saying that he should not be just requested to apologise but he should be expelled from parliament so that it will serve as a deterrent to others.
“If he says the Appointments Committee had collected bribe from an appointee, it has reduced the image of parliament completely,” he told Class FM in an interview.
Appiah-Ofori opined that a stern sanction for the action of Mahama Ayariga will set as a deterrent for other lawmakers.
The Ghartey Committee, which investigated the bribery allegation made by Bawku Central MP Mahama Ayariga against the leadership of parliament’s Appointments Committee, has found him to have been in contempt of parliament.
The committee, in its 56-page report, said it “came to the firm conclusion that Mr Mahama Ayariga is in contempt of parliament on the strength of Article 122 of the 1992 Constitution, section 32 of the Parliament Act, 1965 (Act 300) and Orders 28 and 30 (2) of the Standing Orders of Parliament”.