All things being equal, the Minority in Parliament will move its vote of censure motion against the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta this week.
It has been captured in the Business Statement presented to Parliament on Friday, November 4, 2022, that on Thursday, November 10, 2022, the Minority Group led by its Leaders, Haruna Iddrisu and Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak, will move the motion expected to lead to the expulsion of the Minister from Office for the poor performance of the economy and the country’s currency against the major currencies in the world.
The caucus initiated the process in October citing mismanagement of the economy, alleged withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund, and illegal payment of oil revenues into offshore accounts among other reasons.
The Majority amidst calls for the removal of Ken Ofori-Atta urged the Minority to provide an opportunity for the Finance Minister to be heard.
Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, speaking to Citi News, said the Minority will ensure the removal of the Finance Minister.
“Where we are now, this Finance Minister cannot play the game.”
“I strongly believe that, should we not be able to garner all the votes to make sure that the Minister goes, there is no constitutional provision that states that a motion should be slated once. “
“The Minister has failed and if the President and Majority relent, the earlier we open the gates for him to go, the better.”