The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has directed its MPs to abstain from the vote of censure against Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta on Thursday, November 10, 2022.
“By this directive the leadership of the Majority Caucus especially the Whips are to ensure that no Member of the Majority Caucus partakes in this exercise by the Minority Group in Parliament,” the NPP said in a statement.
According to the NPP, the vote of censure is “ill-intended and aimed at derailing government’s efforts at resolving current socio-economic upheavals.”
Meanwhile, the Minority are determined to vote Ofori-Atta out as the Finance Minister citing the mismanagement of the country’s economy and ethical concerns among others as their reasons.
About 80 Majority MPs had made calls for the Finance Minister to step down with the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu emphatically stating that every NPP MP was now in support of the removal of the Finance Minister.