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I am going to appeal to the Speaker of Parliament to let me appear before the august House to deliver a message from Eric Amoateng
before the House pronounces any judgement on him Dennis Adjei-Brenyah, Counsel for Eric Amoateng
...Counsel for Eric Amoateng, Member of Parliament for Nkoranza North currently under arrest in the US, is due in the country on Tuesday, February 6.
The US-based lawyer's trip, he
told the Ghanaian Times
, was to discuss "some pertinent issues" with Parliament, hopefully before the Privileges Committee
of the House re-opens discussions and takes a decision on his
client's continued absence from Parliament.
"I am going to appeal to the Speaker of Parliament to let me appear before the august House to deliver a message from Eric Amoateng
before the House pronounces any judgement on him," Mr. Adjei-Brenyah said.
continued absence from Parliament was raised by the Speaker, Mr. Ebenezer Sekyi-Hughes, on Tuesday when Parliament reconvened after a six-week recess.
took leave of absence in November 2005 to visit the United States but was arrested for alleged narcotic drug trafficking and is standing trial.He
has however pleaded not guilty.
The House in March 2006 took a decision to allow his
continued absence from parliament for due process of the law to take its course.
The text said the Lawyer of Mr Amoateng
is going to appeal to the Speaker of Parliament to let him appear before the House to deliver a message form Mr Amoateng
to members of parliament before the House pronounces any judgment on him.
...Whatever the position of Amoateng is on his present predicaments doesn't warrant the appeaarance of his lawyer before the Parliament of Ghana.
has a message he
should deliver it to his
party (the NPP) and his
constituency in the BA
region.At worst, the speaker of parliament can be given a written statement of whatever he Amoateng
lawyer think about his
will surely be sexually abused in US jail by these gays trust me so will Dasebre dwamena.I tell you when they come they will need thorough hospital check up, anyway as for Dwamena UK laws are quite stricter than US so he's
going go in for a long time.
...NPP-government is close to the Bush-government in the USA, if Amoateng was not a DRUG DEALER, he would have been in Ghana already.
...I WRITE TO ASK PARLIAMENT NOT TO SET BAD PRECEDENCE, AND SHOULD BE CIRCUMSPECT IN THEIR DECISION WITH REGARDS TO THE APPEARANCE IN THE AUGUST HOUSE OF THE SO- CALLED ADVOCATE OF MR AMOATENG, MP AND ALLEGED DRUG BARON.
I AM SAYING THIS BECAUSE IF ANYBODY, GHANAIAN OR ANOT CLAIMS TO HAVE IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR THE HOUSE AND THEREFORE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS SUCH ISSUES ON FLOOR OF THE HOUSE, I DONT THINK PARLIAMENT WOULD HAVE TIME TO DEAL WITH VERY IMPORTANT ISSUES AFFECTING THE WELBEING OF GHANAIANS AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.SO I SUGGEST THAT IF THE LAWYER HAS SOME THING TO TELL PARLIAMENT HE
SHOULD PASS IT THROUGH THE CLERKS TO THE SPEAKER BUT NEVER ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE AS IF HE
IS AN MP OR INVITED GUEST GUEST TO THE HOUSE.SHOULD IT BECOME NECESSARY TO VOTE ION THE ISSUE I PLEAD WITH THE NPP MAJORITY NOT TO USE THEIR NUMERICAL STRENGTH TO GET IT THROUGH.