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Begin impeachment process in 7 days or else... - Sam George

"If you are men of your words as honourable Members of Parliament and Minority, and you seem to have a case against President Mahama, I’m challenging them in seven days to start impeachment processes,” he said.

 
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He indicated that they should begin the proceedings for Ghanaians to realise that their calls for the President to be impeached is not just a PR gimmick.

“I’m speaking to the Minority in Parliament led by Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu – if you are men of your words as honourable Members of Parliament and Minority, and you seem to have a case against President Mahama, I’m challenging them in seven days to start impeachment processes,” he said.

Some political parties and some anti-corruption crusaders are demanding the resignation of President Mahama after it was revealed that he had received a Ford Expedition from a Burkinabe contractor after winning the bid to construct the $650,000 Ghana Embassy Wall in the Burkina Faso capital, Ouagadougou.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has given indications that it will begin an impeachment process against the President because his acceptance of the said gift amount to bribery.

Speaking on Multi TV, Sam George dared the Minority in Parliament saying, “if they really know and that this is not about media blitz in order to create a distraction from the good works that the President is doing – the transformational agenda, I’m challenging them.”

“The Minority in Parliament; if you are truly men of integrity, and you really want to say you want start an impeachment process, in seven days, start an impeachment process and Ghanaians will realise this is clearly a plain PR exercise,” he added.

In a rebuttal, legal practitioner and an NPP activist, Samuel Abu Jinapor said the fact that the NPP has not initiated impeachment proceedings does not mean that they will not go through with their threats.

He however, admitted the likelihood of the process to fail but stressed that the party will do so for the purpose of history.

“If you look at the composition of our Parliament and you see their disposition – where they have seen wrong and they will not face it, it is not likely that an impeachment process will succeed in our Parliament.”

“But I say to my people – the Minority, that lets begin this impeachment proceeding for the records. Let’s set the records and let the standards be set that if a President receives gifts in this kind of circumstance, even if the impeachment proceedings will not succeed, we will start it and make sure it goes into the records of Ghana’s political history and governance history,” he remarked.

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