The Member of Parliament for Kade constituency, Hon Alexander Agyare has taken a swipe at the Minority caucus in parliament for abandoned parliamentary duties and followed colleagues facing criminal charges in law court.

According to him, the Minority action is a deliberate attempt to sabotage government business in the House.

The minority MPs on Thursday deserted the proceedings of the house in solidarity with James Gyakye Quayson and Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson over their respective criminal trials before the courts.

But the Kade MP told EXPRESSNEWSGHANA, the Minority MPs’ decision was completely wrong and unpatriotic, as a parliamentary business stand to suffer if the action remained in force for days.

In his considered view, MPs are voted to make laws for every citizen and they should be seen to be in the lead of bastardizing Court for simply implementing the laws that MPs passed in parliament.


‘As MPs, we have an obligation to represent the interest of the electorates in parliament and not to accompany people to court. If we are unable to take business in the House, we have failed the people who elected us.

The MPs who are in court are facing criminal charges as individual cases and not as a group. It is not the case that, the NDC (National Democratic Congress) has been taken to court. Are they (Minority) saying that these individual MPs are above the law?, “Hon Agyare quizzed.

He spoke to EXPRESSNEWSGHANA in the local dialect.

The Minority in a press statement issued on Thursday, July 6 by its Chief Whip, Governs Kwame Agboza, reiterated their resolve to boycott sittings anytime the cases involving their two colleagues are heard.

According to the caucus, they are united behind their colleagues who are going through unfair trials.

The respective cases

Dr. Ato Forson is facing a criminal trial about an alleged financial loss of €2.37 million to the state.

The case involves a deal to purchase 200 ambulances between 2014 and 2016 for the country.

The newly elected Assin North MP, James Gyakye Quayson, is also facing a criminal trial at the High Court for charges of forgery and perjury.

He is also accused of deceiving a public officer and knowingly making a false declaration when he filed nominations to contest in the 2020 election when he had not renounced his Canadian citizenship.

However, he has filed a motion on notice at the High Court for a stay of proceedings, pending an appeal.



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