Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s propagandistic mission to make a mountain out of an otherwise molehill with respect to the President’s hired plane to travel to some long distant countries has hit a major snag.
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has rejected the urgent question Ablakwa sought to ask the Defense Minister about the presidential jet.
The basis for the rejection is that the matter in issue sins against the rules of admissibility and same cannot be allowed to be asked and responded to.
Ablakwa, prior to his move to have the Defense Minister coerced to respond to his urgent question, was all over social media platforms and mainstream media granting interviews about some ‘discoveries’ he has made.
He went agog with what he termed as credible information he had gathered about the costs involved in the hired jet and the point that the Falcon, our presidential jet is in a far better shape to ferry the President around the world.
He practically crucified the President and his appointees for engaging in profligacy in an era of unaccustomed austerity.
He appointed himself the prosecutor and judge in a matter he would later go to Parliament to have the minister responsible for the presidential jet hauled before the House to provide answers to the nation.
It was extremely shocking that after concluding and judging the matter, he would seek to have answers from the minister.
The Speaker states that his question flouts the rules of engagement with respect to its admissibility. What it simply means is that Ablakwa has been thrown out by the Speaker of Parliament over his arduous campaign to make political capital out of a matter that has national security implications than the political galamsey he sought to introduce it to.