Expelling Ayariga From Parliament Would Be Extreme

Kweku Baako has appealed to Parliament to be soft on the Bawku Central MP, Mahama Ayariga after being cited for contempt in the Parliamentary bribery scandal.

The Joe Ghartey Committee report on the scandal cited Mahama Ayariga for contempt of Parliament and further recommended that he apologizes to the House to purge him.

Following the presentation of the report to the Speaker of Parliament on Thursday, March 30, Mahama Ayariga was implored by the Speaker to render an unqualified apology which he hesitantly did.

But his apology seems to have rather infuriated some members of parliament because some believe he arrogantly ate humble pie.

While some Ghanaians are calling on the authorities of the House to expel him from the Legislative House to serve as deterrent to his colleagues, others like the Director of Elections of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo who appeared on Wednesday edition of Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ wants sleeping dogs to lie.

Addressing the issue on ‘Kokrokoo’, Mr. Baako also called on Parliament not to take harsh punitive measures against him.

According to him, expelling the Bawku Central MP would be extreme.

To him, Mr. Ayariga looked pathetic when he was called to respond to the report in Parliament.

He therefore suggested he should be made to give a “well-articulated” apology to the House to bring closure to the case.

“I don’t think that we should push the sanction level to that extreme. An apology well-done, well-articulated, sincere; maybe sufficient cure for mischief of this whole rumor driven allegation has brought.”

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