The majority caucus in Parliament have debunked claims by the Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa that the majority leader may have held secret meetings with the judiciary in regards to the E-levy suit, as “reckless insinuations.”
According to the majority caucus, it takes strong exception to the repeated comments by the Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa to that effect.
In a press release, the majority caucus rebuffed that the majority leader never had any secret meetings which equipped him with the foreknowledge on what would be the outcome of the suit at the Supreme Court, to invalidate the passage of the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy), as claimed by the NDC MP.
It stated that, “Mr. Okudjeto Ablakwa’s reckless insinuations, in addition to direct irresponsible allegations from him that the majority leader, Mr. “Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has become the official mouthpiece of the Supreme Court are condemnable and destructive.”
The majority caucus however said, it expected the right-thinking members of the minority caucus where Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa belongs and the political party he represents, would draw his attention to a picture of bias his comments create for the Judiciary and the vicious consequences thereof for our democracy, stressing that “The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has not had and would not have any such clandestine meeting in any form whatsoever with the Judiciary over this or any other suit.”
The majority caucus however maintained that “It remains our legal opinion that the suit currently before the Courts, lacks merit and would be dismissed accordingly.”