The Majority Caucus in Parliament has refuted claims it leaked the purported medical records of the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
“The Majority Caucus, to avoid doubt, has no interest in such an irresponsible deed,” it said in a statement.
The Majority also said it was shocked by such “spurious allegations”.
“Indeed, to protect the Speaker’s integrity, the Chair and the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana, we find the said publications unfortunate and unwarranted, and we condemn them accordingly,” it added.
“However, if the persons behind the publications intend to set the Speaker and the Majority Caucus in the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana on a collision course, we would not hesitate to offer the appropriate response” it noted.
“By this statement, the Majority Caucus also wishes to clarify that the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has not taken a dime from Parliament to seek and or receive medica attention in Dubai.”
“There is no scintilla of truth in the allegation, and it should, thus, be disregarded entirely for its spuriousness and hopelessness,” the statement said.
Mr. Bagbin left the country on November 27, 2021, for a medical review in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
He is expected back in Accra on December 14.
On November 30, 2021, the office of the Speaker of Parliament cautioned against politicising the health of the Speaker, Alban Bagbin.
In a statement, responding to the reaction to the Speaker’s trip to the United Arab Emirates for a routine medical check-up, the office assured that his trip to Dubai was not putting pressure on the public purse.
The statement said Mr. Bagbin travelled with a “comparatively skeletal staff, taking into consideration, the economic situation in the country and bearing in mind, the need for frugal and prudent spending.”