Resignation Not Enough: Bukari Must face Prosecution – NDC
The National Communications Officer of NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has said the resignation by the Minister of state at the Presidency; Hon. Rockson Bukari is not enough.
According to him, resignation of Bukari is nothing which should call for jubilation among government officials.
Rockson Bukari’s resignation follows a leaked audio tape in which he is heard allegedly trying to suppress the publication of a damning story against a mining firm and a judge in the Upper East Region.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin said Mr. Bukari submitted his letter of resignation to the President on Monday 29th April.
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, 29th April, 2019 accepted the resignation from office of Hon. Rockson Bukari, Minister of State at the office of the President.”
“This was after Hon. Rockson Bukari submitted his letter of resignation to the President on Monday, 29th April, because he had ‘taken note of the tape circulating in the media’ and had, therefore, taken the decision to resign ‘in order not to allow the tape to disrupt the focus of the government in delivering on its mandate,’” the statement said.
However Sammy Gyamfi speaking on the matter on Peacefm evening political show, The Platform hosted by Nana Yaw Kesseh, said the minister has committed a criminal offence hence resignation alone is not enough.
”Bribery and Corruption is such a serious criminal offence. Criminal Offences deserves prosecution in this country to serve as deterrent to others. Bukari’s action should not see him only resigning, he should be prosecuted” he said.