Asawase Constituency Member of Parliament and the Minority Chief Whip Hon. Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka has retracted and apologized for allegation of corruption against Supreme Court judge during the contest for speakership of Parliament.
According to the MP, he has reflected deeply and consulted broadly on the aftermath of the disclosure he made during an interview broadcast by Joy News TV on 10th January, 2021.
Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka noted that, 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 scoking to entice her to vote for a particular candidate during the contest for speakership of Parliament.
“Admittedly, because I did not specifically name any judge, this may have had the effect of scandalizing the judiciary in its entirety. This unintended consequence is deeply regretted.” He said.
He has therefore wish to respectfully retract same and apologise for the harm done to the image and reputation of his Lord Justices of the Supreme Court and the Judiciary as a whole.
“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.” He explained.
Hon. Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka implores the media and the general public to kindly respect the spirit in which he offers this retraction and apology.
“It is my fervent prayer that the existing historic cordial relations between the legislature and the judiciary wll not be affected by this incident but will continue to grow in the interest of the country.” He said.