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We will get the votes against Ofori-Atta - Murtala

Murtala Mohammed, a lawmaker from Tamale Central, said emphatically that President Nana Addo Dankwa AkufoAddo did not want Finance Minister Ken OforiAtta to resign.

In his view, the only way forward is to vote if the government loses power. 

"Obviously the president doesn't want to fire; the only way to deal with that is to elect them," he said in Saturday's keynotes on TV3.

He also said that he was confident that opposition MPs would receive the necessary votes to vote against the finance minister as a result of the resolution they had submitted.

"We are confident that we will get the numbers and the vote will be by secret ballot." However, former Deputy Attorney General Joseph Kpempak Dindiok has said that if the finance minister is censored, he will not automatically leave office depending on the outcome of the parliamentary vote. According to him, the vote is not the end of the process.

After the vote, the decision will be left to the minister to say he feels compelled to resign following the actions of Parliament, or to the president to say he feels compelled to let the finance minister out. follow the decision of Parliament.

Former lawmaker Tempane also pointed out on Key Points on TV3 that there is a misconception that if the proposal is passed, the finance minister will be automatically removed from office. It's not, he said emphatically.

He said: 'The impression is created that as soon as Parliament votes 2/3 ministers will go, which is not the case, the vote is just one step.

Earlier, Deputy Majority Leader Alexander Afenyo Markin said Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta would be heard after a minority petition to remove him.

He said the minister was not served, nor were petitioners served on the basis on which they framed their request.

His remarks came after the Speaker ruled that the motion tabulated by the minority was properly tabulated after overcoming the objections of the majority.

Afenyo-Markin said: “The minister has a right to be heard. You cannot take away the defendant's right to a fair hearing.

So, Speaker, my view is that we have a harsh memory of censorship and that candidates are no longer serving ministers or serving ideas on which they base their usefulness, Minority leader.

Haruna Iddrisu said, “The president has made the ruling, and we have to show our appreciation for the president. If there is disagreement with the decision, they know what to do. Normally, in any civilized democracy in the world, you don't even want an offer to the Secretary of the Treasury to go home.

After a self-assessment of where he has led the United States of America and the economy, in good conscience will step back and save the kingdom.

So we have provided a competent movement. The petition was filed with the support of MP Asawase Muntaka Mubarak and dated October 24, 2022.

Competition lawmakers say the finance minister has failed to handle the economy.

In a tweet, North Tonguan MP Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said: “Under Article Eighty-Two of the 1992 Ghana Constitution, the NDC Caucus in Parliament has effectively filed for his immediate removal from office. 

"We are pleased that there are good indications that some of our colleagues from the nuclear power plants will help us."

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Joseph Kpempak Dindiok Murtala Mohammed Nana Addo Dankwa TV3 Tamale Central


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