I didn’t bribe anyone – Boakye Agyarko Boakye Agyarko said he knew there was a majority in the Appointments Committee who could approve him by majority decision

Energy Minister Boakye Agyarko has stated categorically without any equivocation that he never contrived or paid any money to the members of the Appointments Committee to wave a decision in his favour.

He said “at no point of my vetting did I feel that confirmation of my nomination was at risk”, adding that, “I, therefore, had no motive whatsoever of influencing anybody with regard to my confirmation.”

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Appearing before the five-member ad hoc committee of Parliament investigating the bribery allegation, Mr Agyarko said “he felt “incredulous about the matter and all I said was I had done no such thing, would not do such thing.”

MAHAMA-AYARIGA (1).jpgplayBawku Central Member of parliament, Mahama Ayariga

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Mahama Ayariga who is a member of the Appointments Committee, alleged that Minority MPs rejected GHc3000 given to them by, chairman of the Appointments Committee, Joe Osei-Owusua after they had found out the money was coming from Mr Agyarko who was then a minister designate, to induce them to approve him.

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But Boakye Agyarko said he knew there was a majority in the Appointments Committee who could approve him by majority decision and same could be done in plenary so there was no motive all in paying any bribe.




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