01October2014

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Merbank Saga: MP Apologises to Speaker

Member of Parliament for Effiduase Asokore, Frank Boakye has swallowed his pride by rendering an unqualified apology to the Speaker of Parliament, Right Hon. Edward Doe Adjaho over the latter’s alleged involvement in the sale of Merchant Bank.

It would be recalled that the Minority made up of over 100 New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs, filed a motion to halt the sale of Merchant Bank to Fortiz Equity Fund, entreating the Speaker to intervene and stop the transaction.

However, the Speaker refused the Minority’s demand saying any action to interrupt the sale of the bank to Fortiz will be prejudicing a case that is already before the courts.

This did not go down well with the Minority in parliament as they organized a press conference describing the Speaker’s ruling as one-sided.

The Effiduase Asokore MP attributed the Speaker’s stance to his corrupt nature.

But for the timely intervention of the Leadership of the House, pleading on behalf of their colleague, Right Hon. Doe Adjaho would have transferred the matter to Parliament’s Privileges Committee.

Gold News’ source in Parliament has confirmed that Hon. Frank Boakye has apologised to the Speaker of Parliament.

Right Hon. Doe Adjaho has accepted his apology as the MP promised to be of good behavior.

By: Joyce Vidza/www.myradiogoldlive.com