More than 80 NPP MPs surprised the nation and their party members when they held a press conference demanding the dismissal of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta and Charles Adu Boahen, Minister of State at the Finance Ministry.
They threatened to boycott parliamentary business should President Akufo-Addo refuse to sack them.
“If our request is not responded to positively, we will not be present for the budget hearing, neither will we participate in the debate,” the MPs said.
The President, following the MPs’ protest, held an emergency meeting with them and pleaded for some time.
According to a statement, the President wants Ken Ofori-Atta to conclude with “the round of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the presentation of the Budget Statement and Economic Policy in November 2022 and the subsequent passage of the Appropriation Bill after which time the demand will be acted upon.”
On Friday’s edition of Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, host Kwami Sefa Kayi asked the Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso constituency, Stephen Amoah popularly known as Sticka if he was part of the ’80’
He said: “we have resolved that no one will comment on it publicly. I can tell you off air but not on air…we are not to comment on who is part and who is not part”