The Member of Parliament for Effiduase/Asokore, Nana Ayew Afriyie has said even though the Majority want Ken Ofori-Atta removed, they will never support Minority’s vote of censure against the embattled Finance Minister.
Leading the Majority group at a press conference on Thursday November 10, the Effiduase/Asokore lawmaker said the Minority’s motion to vote out Ken Ofori-Atta is premised on falsehood, propaganda and reasons which are not justifiable.
“We are not going to support the course of the NDC this morning. The course of the NDC is premised on falsehood, propaganda and reasons which are not justifiable. Their position might look like ours, but ours is different,” Ayew Afriyie said.
The Minority caucus in Parliament have been calling for the removal of Ken Ofori-Atta with a motion expected to be moved for the passage of a vote of censure against the Minister.
Two-thirds of Parliament will have to vote in favour of the censure for the Finance Minister to be removed.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs accuse the Finance Minister of acting outside the powers of the office and largely blame him for the country’s current economic woes.
If the motion is passed, it will compel President Akufo-Addo to remove Ken Ofori-Atta from office as the Finance Minister.
Meanwhile, the Minority Chief Whip and MP for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak has said a motion will be filed to impeach against President Akufo-Addo should he fail to remove Ken Ofori-Atta after censuring the Finance Minister.
“Let’s pray tomorrow we get two-thirds and then President Nana Addo says that ‘o, even though two-thirds of you have said that I should remove him I’m not removing him’, I can assure you, the next day we’ll file another process to remove the President from office.
“That means now the problem of the country has moved from the Finance Minister to the President himself. So now we’ll move the heat from the Minister you can’t remove to you yourself and then we’ll start the process. And interestingly it’s the same two-thirds that you’ll need to remove the President. So if he won’t remove the Minister then he will have to be removed,” he said.
“One thing I can assure you is that this is a game of politics, if we can get two-thirds to remove the Minister for Nana Addo, you can be rest assured that that same two-thirds will be ready to remove the President.
“Because if that two-thirds will not remove the President, they will not remove his Minister especially as he has publicly said he’s supporting him, he’s giving him all the praises and what have you, if we succeed by the grace of God and we get the two-thirds and the President doesn’t act, that two-thirds will remove the President,” he added..