Military to privileges committee for contempt – Haruna

Parliament to drag Police, Military to privileges committee for contempt – Haruna


Tamale Central lawmaker, Haruna Iddrisu has revealed that the military and Police who stormed the chamber of Parliament on January 7 during the election of a speaker for the 8th Parliament, will have to answer for their action.

He said they will need to explain to the House why they should not be charged with contempt of parliament following their invasion.

Military men stormed the chamber following stalemate between MPs-elect for the NDC and NPP sides while they were electing a new Speaker of the House.

Mr Iddrisu told Journalists in parliament on Wednesday January 13 that “We are law abiding citizens, we proceeded on a precession in accordance with Article 21 of the constitution. What I also do know is that ACP Ofori, I also saw him in the Chamber on the night of 7th January.

“He probably will have to  come and explain to parliament  what he and his men were doing  in the chamber and on the floor  of parliament at that  material moment  because that is also in contempt of parliament.