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Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak has accused a Justice of the Supreme Court of attempting to bribe the National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament to vote for Prof Aaron Mike Ocquaye.
He disclosed this in an interview on Joy News saying “There was one that was led by, I mean so shamefully, a Supreme Court judge [who] called a colleague lady, telling her what they will give her, she has children [and] they will take care of her children; she can take fuel from the filling station for the four years.”
He has also described the action by the said Justice as shameful.
In a keenly contested election on Thursday, January 7, 2021 for the role of Speakership in the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic saw the former Member of Parliament for Nadowli-Kaleo elected as the Speaker of the house.
He polled 138 whilst his main contender Prof Aaron Mike Ocquaye had 136 votes.
One ballot was spoilt.
Meanwhile, a United States-based Ghanaian professor and lawyer, Kwesi Asare has said that the allegation made by Hon Muntaka Mubarak should be investigated.
In a Facebook post, Prof Asare said “Hon. Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak bribery allegation involving judges, if true, is extremely serious and merits an immediate, professional and thorough investigation.
“For the avoidance of doubt, an investigation is a truth-seeking device. It does not presume the allegations to be true or false.
“ It merely seeks to uncover the truth, protect the innocent, expose the guilty or falsehood peddling and protect the integrity of the affected institution.
“There is no reason to be against an investigations or to condition it on names being provided, as such names could tend out have no basis.
“At this point, only statements made under oath and subject to examination by experts will suffice and determine the scope of the inquiry.” he added.
Source: Ghana Waves