Recall of parliament unnecessary – Alban Bagbin

The Majority in Parliament Alban Bagbin said the recall is unnecessary because of its financial burden on the state coffers.

Majority Leader and MP for Nadowli Kaleo, Alban Bagbin

This is according to the Majority leader in Parliament Alban Bagbin.

Bagbin explained on Accra-based Starr FM that the recall will lead to more financial spending which will not do Ghana any good.

Parliament is set to reconvene today (Thursday), in connection with a motion to impeach President John Mahama over the controversial Ford Expedition gift saga.

The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho, per Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution, summoned Members of Parliament to deliberate on the issue.

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.

President John Mahama subsequently rubbished corruption allegations against him, saying such claims are baseless.

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

Parliament was adjourned on Friday, July 29.

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

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