The work of the committee that has been formed by the Speaker of Parliament to look into the leaked tape on the alleged plot of IGP to oust him, will not yield any results, Tolon Member of Parliament Habibu Iddrisu, has said.
Speaking on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday, July 15, he said the security agencies that have the capacity should have done that, not Parliament.
Touching on the tape itself, he said “is very disappointing, you have a lot of questions to ask, and I appreciate that this thing happening in our country is totally out unacceptable
“Why did they record it, who recorded it, and who leaked it? These are the critical questions to ask. The recording is wrong, the one who leaked it is wrong.
On the parliamentary probe, he said “It will be an exercise that will not yield any results. The speaker did not indicate clearly the reference.
“If that committee is set up and parliament finishes its work then what? There are agencies that are equipped to handle this tape, not Parliament. From where I sit I don’t see where it is going, it is just the politics we are seeing. This committee the speaker has formed, I don’t see where it will go. I don’t think Parliament was the right forum for this to be done. There is more to it than we have heard,” he said.
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has ordered the constitution of a seven-member committee to probe the leaked audio recording of some persons purportedly plotting the removal of the IGP, Dr George Akuffo Dampare.
The committee will have three members each from the two sides of the House with one technical person.
The names of the three members apiece from the Majority and Minority caucuses are expected to be made available within one week, the Speaker so directed on Thursday, July 13.
This comes barely 24 hours after the Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, filed an urgent statement on the floor, calling for an investigation into the recording.
The Speaker had asked him to put the statement in writing for him to make orders. This was done on Thursday.
According to the Speaker, the committee will investigate the authenticity of the leaked audio recording, the conspiracy to remove the current IGP, any other matter contained in the audio recording and recommend sanctions to persons found culpable where appropriate.
It is also to make recommendations for reforms where necessary and make such other recommendations and consequential orders as the committee may deem appropriate.
These will be the Special Committee’s terms of reference.