Members of Parliament will convene today [Thursday], to consider a motion filed by the Minority over the $100,000 Ford Expedition vehicle gifted President John Mahama by a Burkinabe contractor, Oumarou Djibril Kanazoe.
The members were recalled from their recess by the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho. A circular emerged on Saturday, August 27, summoning Parliament to sit on September 1, in pursuance of Article 112(3) of the constitution and order 38(1) of the standing orders of Parliament.
But Majority MPs have described the motion filed by the Minority member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ‘needless and mischievous”.
They argued that, Parliament has no business investigating an issue when it has been taken over by a constitutionally mandated institution such as the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) whose investigation in the issue is “far advance.”
However, the Minority is asking a bi-partisan committee be setup to investigate the ford gift matter.