The Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, Dominic Nitiwul has refuted claims that the leadership of Parliament has viewed an alleged video which purportedly captured some Members of Parliament indulging in corrupt activities.
The former Attorney General, Martin Amidu, had insisted that investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, had shown the video to the leadership of the House.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday, Dominic Nitiwul said the video they watched has nothing to do with MPs, but rather the judicial corruption scandal.
“I don’t know who may have told Martin Amidu that Parliamentary leadership or any MP watched any video of Members of Parliament caught on tape allegedly being corrupt, it’s not a true story. We did have the privilege to watch the judicial corruption video before it became public. It has nothing to do with parliament,” he stressed.
Mr. Nitiwul further explained that they watched the video two weeks before the public viewing.
Dominic Nitiwul said, “the leadership of Parliament excluding the Majority Chief Whip, excluding the deputy whips of the majority,” had the chance to watch the video.
“He [Anas] said he didn’t want to shock some aspect of the nation on what is coming on, so he wanted some select leadership of the other arms of government including the judiciary to have a look at it before it will come out because his aim is not to rock the boat but to reform the system. And for that matter, he wanted us to have a preview before it comes out so that we prepare ourselves to ensure that this nation does not sink further below what was coming. We made our comments and he captured us on tape. He documented everything for future reference,” he added.