Deputy Majority Chief Whip rejects Minority claim on Assin North MP

Habib Iddrisu, the Deputy Majority Chief Whip, has debunked the Minority’s claim that the legal action against the disputed Member of Parliament (MP) forAssin NorthConstituency in the Central Region is to ensure a numerical advantage in the consideration of the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy) Bill.

“This is far from the truth and the reality is that James Gyekye Quayson, the MP for Assin North, whose legitimacy has been contested from the beginning so the Minority should not assess everything through the lens of its opposition to the E-Levy,” he stated.

Mr Iddrisu insisted that the Minority was just trying, and they did not know exactly what they can tell Ghanaians and they wanted to hide under the yardstick of the levy and stressed that delays in the consideration of the E-Levybill was not because of fear over numbers.

“It is not the case that the E-Levyis not coming because we do not have the numbers, the E-Levyis not coming because the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta was in the Eastern and Western regions,” he said.

The Minority is currently against the injunction application currently pending against Mr Quayson, who is before the court in relation to allegation that he contested for Parliament when he had not renounced his Canadian citizenship.

He is currently facing five counts of criminal charges, including deceit of public officer and forgery of passport or travel certificate however, the Supreme Court was unable to consider an injunction application against Mr Quayson to stop him from carrying out his duties as an MP. –

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