Approval of 6 Ministers: Accusing Your MPs of Taking Bribes to Vote Is An 'Insult' - Kabila Blasts NDC

James Kwabena Bomfeh, a former acting CPP General Secretary, has slammed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for rebuking their Members of Parliament who voted in favour of the six Ministers appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The Members of Parliament (MP), both from the majority and minority caucuses, approved all six new Ministers last Friday and following the approval of the ministerial appointees by the NDC MPs, the party and its 2020 Presidential candidate, John Dramani Mahama have expressed diappointment in the MPs.

The NDC MPs who voted for the new Ministers have been branded "traitors" by the party and also accused of receiving bribes.

"Unfortunately, Ghanaians were sorely disappointed yesterday when several members of the Minority for some parochial and personal interest voted against the principled position adopted by the party. I am also disappointed. Those responsible for this betrayal must do some serious soul searching and learn to place national interest over personal interest," Mr. Mahama said in a Facebook post.

“They will not see rest in the money they have taken from Akufo-Addo because they have eaten a curse, they have eaten trouble and they will pay for it,” Mustapha Gbande, NDC Deputy General Secretary, said in an interview on Asempa FM and called for “an intense investigation to get names of those who voted against the Minority decision. Such MPs must be taken out of Parliament”.

Reacting to the issue, James Kwabena Bomfeh, also called 'Kabila, found it insulting for the NDC to reprimand their MPs for objectively exercising the franchise.

To him, the NDC's bribe allegation does not speak well of their MPs.

"For you to accuse someone of taking a decision because the person has received money, it is to insult the individual and deny the individual of his individuality to say the person has no mind of his or hers to make decisions," he said while making his submissions during Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo'.