According to Kweku Baako, Parliament must necessarily invite the academician to substantiate his claims.
Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper, Kweku Baako has asked Parliament to summon Professor Stephen Adei for making corruption allegation against Members of Parliament.
According to him, Parliament must necessarily invite the academician to substantiate his claims.
The former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei has indicated that at least eight in 10 politicians in Ghana are "glorified thieves".
Prof. Adei addressing guests at the 40th anniversary celebration of the SAPs school in Accra said some MPs shamefully go to the extent of demanding additional bribes to cater for their girlfriends.
He noted that corruption is so rampant in Ghana’s society to the extent that MPs who are supposed to be honourable men and women have soiled themselves with the menace.
He alleged that until the legislators are bribed they do not want to act on their responsibilities at the committee levels, adding some even demand for extra bribes for their girlfriends.
“The other day somebody asked me a question and I was so shocked,” he recalled while addressing the 40th anniversary of the SAPS School in Accra.
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“The person asked whether I gave bribe to Parliament for them to pass GIMPA’s law. Not knowing that now if you want Parliament to pass anything else, not only do you bribe the committee, but after they have gotten their share, they ask you where is our last top? In other words; you haven’t made provision for our girlfriends.”
But Kweku Baako speaking on Joy FM however, described the corruption allegation against the MPs by the academician as "outrageous and explosive".
"He has an impeccable record and an excellent academician but the comments were quiet explosive.
"It’s going to be very difficult to defend such a thing… if he is dragged before parliament, he should be able to present something of evidential value to support what he said.
"To suggest that they take bribes for their girlfriends is a very outrageous thing to say," he stated.
Meanwhile, Prof Adei reacting to the threats by the MPs, Professor Adei said he is ready to face the committee anytime he is invited.
"I have also heard what they are saying on radio just like everyone else. So we have to await for their move then we will respond accordingly. I am told they are taking me to their court, so when we get there, it will be telecast live so you will hear,"he told Accra-based Starr Fm.
The Majority Leader of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has also called for the head of Prof. Adei.
According to Alban Bagbin, inviting the professor to the House will help unravel the truth behind the bribery allegations he made against the MPs.