E-levy: Assin North MP will vote on bill when tabled in Parliament – Deputy Minority Leader

The Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, James Klutse Avedzi says the Member of Parliament for Assin North, James Gyakye Quayson will vote when the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy) bill is tabled in Parliament.

Speaking in an interview with JoyNews’ Kwesi Parker-Wilson on Thursday, Mr Avedzi said there is no legal order debarring him from exercising his franchise.

“Who says that he should not vote? If the bill is brought and he is in the Chamber, why won’t he vote?” he quizzed.

The Assin North MP, James Gyakye Quayson, has been slapped with charges including forgery and perjury by the Attorney- General’s Office.

He is also accused of deceiving a public officer and knowingly making a false declaration.

But the Minority is of the view that the suit against the MP is an attempt to reduce the number of NDC MPs in Parliament in order to see to the passing of the controversial e-levy bill.

Addressing a press conference in Parliament, the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu said the suit against the Assin North MP is a ‘sickening display of desperation’ by the government.

“Having failed several times to pass the much-loathed e-levy in the wake of the nationalistic resistance of the gallant 137 NDC Members of Parliament, the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia Government has now resorted to crude and disgraceful tactics to reduce the numbers of NDC MPs in the august house of Parliament, hoping that would help the regime to railroad the e-levy into law,” he stated.

The Legislator said his side of the House will remain resolute against the passing of the obnoxious Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy).

According to him, his outfit will fight the move and maintain its stance against the “insensitive” E-levy Bill.

Source: myjoyonline.com