Retired Ghanaian diplomat K.B Asante has called on the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko to resign over allegations of attempted bribery until his name is cleared through investigations.
According to the Ghanaian statesman, the President must impress upon Mr. Agyarko to quit since the allegation does not bode well for his government.
“It is a good idea that he should leave the scene. You cannot work with a minister with so many allegations especially when we have so many important things to do.
“So yes, here the president should step in [but] not in the public domain, but he should call the minister and ask him, ‘In the circumstances, will you please resign so that we go into this matter and if everything is fine I will find another thing for you to do?’ In my opinion, yes, he should call him not publicly but quietly and say, ‘Please, I expect you to resign on this matter so that you can clear your name,’” Mr Asante on Class FM Monday.”
Mr. Asante’s claims come after, a member of the appointments committee of Parliament Mahama Ayariga on Friday alleged that Mr. Agyarko who was then yet to be approved gave the leadership of parliament some money as bribe to each of the minority members on the committee with the aim to influencing them so his nomination was approved without delay.
His claim has, however, been denied by several members of the committee including the Chairman Joseph Osei Owusu and Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak.