Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has stated that the country will forever recognize the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta, as the first to face a censure vote despite failed attempts in parliament to remove him from office
His comment comes few minutes after the majority’s failure to participate in summing up to the number of votes required to impeach the minister.
Nonetheless, Mr Ablakwa is “exceedingly proud that NDC MPs chose to align with suffering Ghanaians but not the disastrous & destructive Ken Ofori-Atta.”
Adding that “No matter the outcome, history will eternally remember that Ken was the first Minister to face a censure vote,” he wrote on twitter.
The vote of censure against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, failed after less than 183 Members of Parliament voted to oust the embattled Minister.
136 National Democratic Congress MPs voted on Thursday to demand removal of Mr Ofori-Atta but NPP New Patriotic Party MPs staged a walkout and decided not to support the motion of their colleagues from the opposition side of the House.
Members of the Majority caucus of Parliament staged a walkout as Parliament voted to decide the fate of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta after the debate on the report of the censure motion.
The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Mensah, who led the walkout said his side cannot be part of a process that was baseless and politically motivated.
Source: The Independent Ghana