The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central and member of the appointment committee of parliament, Honourable Mahama Ayariga has threatened to vote against the two ministerial appointees facing the appointment committee on Wednesday if he doesn’t receive their handing over notes.
According to him, he has personally not received any handing over notes from anybody.
Mr. Ken Dappah and Mr. Agyeman Manu, minister designates for national security and health respectively are scheduled to face the appointment committee of parliament on Wednesday. Although minority leader Haruna Iddrissu confirms he has received a handing over note, Mahama Ayariga says otherwise. In a statement directed to the chairman and members of the appointment committee, he wrote;
NOTICE OF MY NO VOTE – MAHAMA AYARIGA
Good morning Chairman and Honourable Members of the Appointments Committee. I hereby serve notice that my demand for Handing Over Notes pursuant to the Presidential Transition Act has not been met in relation to the two nominees appearing before the Committee today.
I have said publicly on several media in the last two weeks that I will only vet them if I have their Handing Over Notes which should be a comprehensive record of their work in the last four years. Given that I have not received the Handing Over Notes, despite several efforts on my part, I hereby announce my decision to vote against the two nominees appearing before us today, unless I am given hard or electronic copies of the Handing Over Notes and their vetting is rescheduled to 48 hours after receipt of the Handing Over Notes. It is high time we take our sacred constitutional duties seriously so that those who are appearing before us may consider us serious. If this does not happen, I hereby inform the Chairman to record my votes on the nominees appearing before the Committee today as NO for both nominees.
Mahama Ayariga MP