The Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has disclosed that the House would investigate the businessman, who allegedly attempted to bribe the 80 MPs to back down on their quest to have Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta sacked.
In an interview with the Parliamentary Press Corps, Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu stated that an investigation into the matter will be launched to determine its veracity.
“What I can say of it [the allegations] as of now is that, we don’t know the motive. Not knowing what the motive is, sometimes these things come up, so we will have to establish that.”
He recounted the case of a minister nominee accused of offering bribes to the Appointments Committee in order to gain approval as one of the reasons for his reluctance to pass judgment.
“You remember the issue of a minister who was nominated to appear before the Vetting Committee, there were allegations that he attempted to bribe some people or influence some people, eventually, it turned out to be untrue. Even though this one has come before me, not having gone into it, I don’t want to make any pronouncements on it. Let’s see if indeed it is true and that is not an insult to the intelligence of those people who spoke to it.”