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NPP MP reveals how a rich businessman attempted to ‘bribe’ them to stop calling for Ofori-Atta’s dismissal

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The MP for Asante Akim North, Andy Appiah-Kubi has given a blow-by-blow narration of how a wealthy Ghanaian businessman attempted to influence the Majority Caucus to stop calling for the dismissal of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

The spokesperson for the agitating MPs said the wealthy man whom he failed to reveal requested to meet the 80 NPP MPs in Parliament the day after the Press conference was held to demand Ofori-Atta’s dismissal.

Mr Appiah-Kubi said when his request was subsequently granted, the business tycoon tried to influence the MPs to rescind their request and offered a ‘fat’ envelope which contained some undisclosed amount of money for the MPs to back off from their demand

However, Mr. Appiah-Kubi noted that the MPs turned down the affluent man’s request and asked him to stay off the matter.

“The man came and wanted us to turn round and reconsider the decision to appeal to the President to relieve Ofori-Atta of his post. We listened to him and he said that when he had come here to talk to us, we had given him the opportunity to address us and therefore he wants to make certain demands from us.

“Indeed, he got disappointed when we said we cannot take anything. It is not for the reason of money that we are making this demand. We are motivated by our conscience and therefore it is not about materialism,” he told Evans Mensah on Joy News.

“That is where we returned the money to him and he took it away.”

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He indicated that the MPs did not find any need to investigate the actions of the businessman since he was only interested in ensuring tranquility within the leadership of the government.

 

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