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Bribery scandal: I didn’t pay minority a penny – Agyarko

The Minister for Energy, Boakye Agyarko has rejected claims that he bribed to the minority members on Parliament’s Appointment Committee to approve him for the portfolio.

According to the minister, the allegations were only meant to smear him.

A member of the Minority in Parliament, Mahama Ayariga, on Friday accused Mr. Agyarko, then a Minister nominee, of attempting to bribe them to have his nomination approved after he noticed they had kicked against his recommendation approval.

The allegation came hours after the Minority had refused to support the approval of Mr Agyarko and Osafo Maafo; Senior Minister nominee, after raising concerns over some statements the two made before the committee during vetting.

The Tamale central legislator in an interview on Accra based Radio Gold, said Mr. Agyarko attempted bribing the ten minority members on the committee  with 3,000 cedis each.

But in an interview with Citi News, Mr Boakye Agyarko said “I have not given a single soul a penny. If anybody can cross the heart and say I have given them money, let them step forward. I say so, that it is not true without the fear of contradiction.

It is a fabrication because the allegation is that I said Mahama was corrupt so they also have to smear me to say that I am corrupt and I have not right to accuse Mahama of being corrupt.”

“I am not afraid of man, but if that is how we are going to live our national lives, so be it. But I don’t believe it is the right way.”

Mr Agyarko added that he had engaged his lawyers to look into the substance of the issue and advice appropriately on what action to take.








Source: citifmonline

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