Former Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has rejected claims by former Special Prosecutor Martin Amidu that legislators under the erstwhile Mahama administration received double salaries.

Mr Fuseini told Joy FM on Tuesday, salaries of Members of Parliament were not fixed in the NDC administration until the composition of a Committee by President Akufo-Addo during the 7th Parliament.

“No double salary was taken in the first place technically because there was no salary at the time that the payments were done. The salaries of members of the 7th Parliament was fixed consequent upon the Committee established by the President to determine the emolument and privileges of Members of Parliament. This was only when the salaries of Parliament were established.”

His comments follow a 6-paged letter from immediate past SP Martin Amidu accusing MPs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of receiving double salaries before the Akufo-Addo-led administration took the mantle to govern in 2017.

Personalities involved in the said act as stated by the former Special Prosecutor aside Inusah Fuseini include Ada MP, Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe-Ghansah and former Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku.

The scandal that erupted following this “unlawful” conduct, Mr Amidu says, provided President Akufo-Addo leverage to demand from the NDC Caucus approval of his current Ministers.

But dismissing the further allegations, the Former Tamale MP noted that the President cannot dictate the actions of the opposition party in Parliament since the issue of double salary has not been pinned on any NDC legislator.

According to him, the police is yet to come to him with a charge, hence leverage concerns raised by Martin Amidu are baseless.

“As far as I am concerned, you cannot by any stretch of imagination even if you have been endowed with the wizardry of OZ to establish a link between what happened in 2017 and what happened it 2021. It is so far-fetched,” he stated.

He also added that there were no discussions or agreement between the opposition NDC and the incumbent government to suspend the case until “President Akufo-Addo wins the elections for his ministers to be averted.”