Some Members of the New Patriotic Party who called for the removal of the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta have again confirmed that they will not back the Minority’s vote of censure against the embattled Minister.
The Majority group led by the Member of Parliament for Effiduase/Asokore, Nana Ayew Afriye indicated that, despite decision to remove the Finance Minister, they refuse to support the motion by the Minority.
“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 is expected to move a motion for the passage of a vote of censure of the Finance Minister on the basis of a conflict of interest and other grounds.
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.