Recent reports reveal that a large number of the minorities have consented to Mahama’s impeachment process.
The impeachment process against President Mahama over the car gift controversy is said to be at a final stage according to Minority members of Parliament. The Minority MPs had earlier hinted at a possible impeachment process against the President. It had been reported that they were weighing the option of either a thorough investigation on the matter or that of the impeachment process.
But recent reports have revealed that a large number of the minorities have consented to Mahama’s impeachment process. The Deputy Minority Leader Dominic Nitiwul, who was speaking at the campaign launch of the NPP in the Anyaa-Sowutuom Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, said they already have more than the 93 MPs required to initiate the impeachment process. The Bimbilla MP stated that the NPP has only 122 Members of Parliament, meaning they are indeed capable of impeaching the President.
It could be recalled that last week the NPP lawmakers started collecting signatures of Members in the House in a bid to push for possible impeachment proceedings against the President.
President Mahama has come under intense attack following reports that he received a Ford Expedition gift from Burkinabe Contractor Djibril Kanzoe. The controversy heightened as the ‘gift’ was argued by different political stakeholders to be a form of bribe to influence Mahama into awarding juicy government contracts to the said contractor.
Though Mr Kanzoe admitted giving out the Ford Expedition Car to Mahama, he maintained it was purely a friendly gesture and not any form of bribe. But anti-corruption campaigners as well as opposition parties called for more probing into the issue. This had led to the minority MPs pushing for further probing as well as possible impeachment proceedings.