If They Have Intelligence, We Have Counter-Intelligence – Majority Leader

If They Have Intelligence, We Have Counter-Intelligence – Majority Leader
Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu



Majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has revealed that the New Patriotic Party Caucus in Parliament has spies within the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus in Parliament. According to him, that was how his side of the House was able to plan and execute the passing of the E-levy bill into law on Tuesday, March 24


without any hurdle. The Minority, which had been a stumbling block in the path of the Majority group, in relation to the passing of the E-levy had been outnumbered by the Majority group on the day of the voting.They had accused the Majority of smuggling the E-levy bill onto the floor for discussion without it being



placed on the schedule. Infuriated, they had staged a walkout in the hope that the Majority group alone wouldn’t form a quorum. However, contrary to their expectation, the bill was passed without the question of quorum. Speaking in an interview, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu denied the claim that NDC had no knowledge the



bill was going to be discussed. According to him, he had clandestine knowledge of a meeting the Minority had discussed was going to take place on the day of the voting, specifically referring to that Tuesday as the day of the E-levy. The day before they advertised on their platform that they were going to meet on the day



of the E-levy, that was the Tuesday, at 8;30, he said. As to how he was able to access a message shared on the Minority’s group page, he stated that his side has got intelligence gatherers working in their fold as well. Oh they tell us that they have intelligence within our folds, we have counter-intelligence within their folds as well.



Well, I’ve told you that they foray into our backyards to observe what is going on, we do same. If they have intelligence, we have counter-intelligence,” he said. It will be recalled that the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak had earlier revealed that the NDC had also recruited disgruntled MPs from the Majority side to feed



them with intelligence from the camp of the NPP. According to him, having moles within the rank and file of the opposing side is a necessary evil especially as “information is key.” In the spirit of the January remark made by Muntaka Mubarak, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said his spies helped his side know the opportune time to strike. “Well we knew, we knew who was at where, we



knew who was indisposed, they know who is indisposed amongst us, I mean, it’s no secret. But those of them who are indisposed, or who were indisposed at the time they thought we didn’t know. We knew. We knew those who were on trips, we knew those who had undergone surgery and were recovering, we knew,” he said. The Minority is contesting the passage of the E-levy Bill at the Supreme Court.