Kennedy Agyapong to appear before Privileges Committee for “insulting” Parliament
Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, has been summoned by Parliament to appear before the Privileges Committee.
This is as result of a motion brought before the Speaker by, Muntaka Mubarak, Minority Whip on comments the Assin Central MP allegedly made about the Majority leader and Parliament
Mr Agyapong is reported to have labelled the House as “useless” for having Osei Kyei Mensah- Bonsu as its Majority leader.
Both the Majority and Minority have agreed to drag the Assin Central MP before the Committee.
Muntaka Mubarak, who spoke in Parliament said that he has in his possession a recording of the comments Ken Agyapong is alleged to have made
“I have the video and a lot of publication to have referred to Parliament as useless. Mr Speaker, I have the tape here, our colleague is referring to this House as useless. If I am to paraphrase, ‘if this house is not useless, we will not have the likes of Osei Mensah Bonsu to be its leader’,” he said.
According to 1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joe Osei Wusu, if Mr Agyapong indeed made the comments then he has breached the law and must be brought before the House.
“If indeed he uttered those words, they are clearly against order 28 and order 30 rule 2. I direct that Mr Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central Agyapong appears before the Privileges Committee for the committee to determine whether indeed he utter those words which are attributed to him and also recommend the appropriate sanction,” he said.
Majority Leader in Parliament Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, criticized Mr. Agyapong, for his outbursts directed at the investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
He described Kennedy Agyapong’s verbal attacks against Anas as “regrettable”.
“If you question his methods, does that mean you should launch a personal blistering attack on the person? Stating emphatically that he is corrupt and so on and so forth. We should be careful, especially us as Members of Parliament,” Mr Kyei Mensah-Bonsu said.