Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency, Mubarak Muntaka has apologized to the entire Supreme Court over his allegation that a justice of the Apex court tried to influence a female NDC MP over to vote for the former Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye who was seeking a second term.
He issued a formal retraction and apology to the Supreme Court for the allegation he made, saying “I have reflected deeply and consulted broadly on the aftermath of the disclosure I made during an interview broadcast by Joy News TV on 10th January 2021. The disclosure was based on a report from a trusted colleague which was that she had been approached by a Justice of the Supreme Court seeking to entice her to vote for a particular candidate during the contest for the speakership of parliament”.
He added that “admittedly because I did not specifically name any judge, this may have had the effect of scandalizing the judiciary in its entirety. These unintended consequences are deeply regretted. I, therefore, wish to respectfully retract same and apologize for the harm done to the image and reputation of my Lord Justices of the Supreme court and Judiciary as a whole”.
He further noted that ” based upon good counsel, I have also decided to let sleeping dogs lie and will consequently refrain from any further public commentary on the matter which, as I have indicated was originally reported to me by a female colleague parliamentarian”.
Read his full apology statement below;
Filed By : Agaatorne Douglas Asaah / awakenewsroom.com