- Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, has expressed concern about the prosecution of the Minority Leader, Dr Cassiel Ato Forson
- Ato Forson has been accused of causing the state financial loss of €2.37 million in the procurement of ambulances in 2014
- Bagbin described the court case as a persecution of the Minority Leader and also a political gamble by the government
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Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin has accused the government of persecuting Minority Leader Dr Cassiel Ato Forson in the financial loss court case following the procurement of ambulances.
Bagbin expressed his reservations about how the case has been handled.
He spoke during his visit to the spouse and family of the late former Majority Leader in Parliament, Felix Kwasi Owusu-Adjapong, on Thursday, October 19.
"The Minority Leader, unfortunately, is being persecuted, so on a number of these occasions, he can't be with us because he is appearing in court; as of now, he is being trialled,” he said during the meeting.
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He also described the government’s prosecution of the case as a gamble.
Forson, who became minority leader in January 2023, has been accused of causing the state financial loss of €2.37 million.
The case concerns a government deal to purchase 200 ambulances between 2014 and 2016 when Forson was the deputy finance minister.
The Minority in Parliament has opposed the court case and threatened to boycott parliament when he appears in court.
The MPs said they would accompany Ato Forson to his hearings.
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