Ford Gift Saga I have no idea why MP’s have been recalled – Minority Leader

The Speaker of parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, has, per Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution, summoned Members of Parliament back to the house on September 1.

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The Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, says he does not know the reason why the Speaker of Parliament has recalled Members of Parliament to the House even though they are on recess.

Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said he was surprised when he heard of the recall.

“When I heard from the grapevine that Parliament was being summoned, I was taken a bit aback, especially when there had not been any prior consultations or discussions on the issue with my humble self. Be that as it may, I had to come down.”

“I came cruising down to Ghana to prepare myself and prepare my colleagues and position ourselves adequately for the discussions of the proposal on Thursday as being programmed. I still have no formal communication to me on that,” he added.

READ ALSO: Parliament recalled over Mahama impeachment

A statement from Parliament indicated that the house is set to reconvene on Thursday, September 1, 2016.

It is believed that the recall is in connection with a motion to impeach President John Mahama over the controversial Ford Expedition gift saga.

READ ALSO: NDC MPs will resist probe into Mahama’s ford gift

Some sections of Ghanaians expressed anger over reports that President Mahama was given a brand new Ford Expedition in 2012 by a Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe who won the bid to construct the $650,000 Ghana Embassy Wall in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou.

Some minority MPs have reportedly signed a petition to commence an impeachment process against the President for accepting the gift.

But, a statement from Parliament said the recall, issued at the end of the week, was in accordance with Order 38(1) of the Standing Orders of Parliament.

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