Former Deputy Attorney General Joseph Kpempak Dindiok has said it is not automatic that when the vote of censure is passed on the Finance Minister, Mr Ofori-Atta will leave office on the basis of the results from the vote in Parliament.
The vote is not the end of the process, he said.
After the vote is passed, the decision will remain with the Minister to say that, based on the action taken by Parliament he feels the need to resign, or the President also saying that, based on the decision of Parliament, he feels the need to let the Finance Minister go.
The former Lawmker for Tempane stated on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday November 5 that the erroneous impression is being created that as soon as the vote is passed, that automatically gets the Finance Minister out.
That is not the case, he stressed.
He said ” The impression is being created that as soon as parliament votes by two thirds, the Minister will go, it is not, the vote is just one step.”
For his part, Tamale Central lawmaker, Murtala Mohammed said clear that President Akufo-Addo does not want the Finance Minister to go.
“Clearly the President doesn’t want to sack , the only way to deal with this is to vote them out of office,” he said.
He further expressed optimism that the opposition MPs will get the required number to vote against the Finance Minister following the motion they filed.
“we are convinced we will get the number, the vote will be secret ballot,” he said.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana