The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase Constituency, Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka has issued a statement apologising for any form of harm his allegation of bribery against a judge might have caused the Lord Justices of the Supreme Court and members of the Judiciary.
He had alleged that prior to the election of Speaker, a Supreme Court attempted bribing an NDC MP to vote for Aaron Mike Oquaye.
But he says in his statement that he has allowed sleeping dogs to lie as he is not pursuing the matter again.
“Based upon good counsel, I have also decided to let sleeping dogs lie and will consequently refrain from any further public commentary on the matter which, as I have indicated was originally reported to me by a female colleague Parliamentarian,” part of a release said.
Mr. Muntaka admitted in his statement that not specifically naming any judge “may have had the effect of scandalizing the judiciary in its entirety.”
“This unintended consequence is deeply regretted,” he added.
“It is my fervent prayer that the existing historic cordial relations between the legislature and the judiciary will not be affected by this incident but will continue to grow in the interest of the country,” the statement concluded.