Ayariga and co are jokers-Kwaku Baako dismisses bribery claims

The Editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Abdul-Malik Kweku Baako says the claims by Mahama Ayariga, Member of Parliament for Bawku Central and two others are just an enactment of comedy.

According to him, it was too shallow for the Bawku Central MP to impugn bribery when such claims could not be backed with a shred of evidence.

Speaking on News-file, a current-affairs analysis show on Joy fm last weekend, the veteran editor wondered how the embattled member could rehearse with two colleagues of his, namely Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa and Alhassan

Suhuyini to throw up such an outrageous claim to the public.

He stressed his disappointment in the lame attempt by the trio, adding the media and public deserved some evidence to join in the inquisition which has now attained a parliamentary probe.

Sounding disappointed, Mr Baako says the claims of bribery on the part of the Minister of Energy, Mr Boakye Agyarko lacked intelligence.

He wondered how the Energy Minister could be accused of such a crime when there was nothing to warrant the thought of bribery or the giving of same.

According to him, the Energy Minister had in his famous appearance at the vetting committee meeting performed so creditably, adding nothing could push him to offer bribe for his final passing by the Appointments committee.

‘’Frankly, there wasn’t and still isn’t anything that could have encouraged or motivated Boakye Agyarko to offer bribe for his passing as Minister’’, Mr Baako intimated.

Mr Baako, however, gave the Committee set up by the speaker of parliament to investigate the alleged bribery case the green light to go ahead with the probe.

But, the veteran editor posited the outcome will be of educative value since nothing of evidential value had been provided the committee to hold on to.

He stressed that Parliament from henceforth strengthen itself to ensure such claims of bribery and alleged corruption is weaned off their backs.

According to him, parliament possessed the power to checkmate the executive arm of government and therefore should not be seen by the public as an institution with low values.

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