Ken Agyapong apologizes to Parliament at Committee sitting

By Kweku Antwi Jnr
Ken Agyapong

The Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, apologized to Parliament over his contemptuous comment on Parliament.

Mr. Agyapong was accused of insulting Parliament and the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu on two radio stations in Accra.

His utterances were brought to the attention of the Speaker who referred the matter to the Privileges Committee of the House for the necessary action.

The Committee after examining the evidence said the controversial MP breached Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution and Order 31(2) of Parliament’s Standing Orders as well as clause 4(9) of Code of Conduct of members of parliament.

Parliament therefore resolved to conduct a public hearing on firebrand Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, to answer for his conduct that has been deemed to be contemptuous of Parliament.

Appearing before the Privileges Committee with his Lawyer, Alexander Afenyo Markin on Monday July 23, 2018, Mr. Agyapong said “I have apologized to my Leader [Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu] and he has also apologize to me and I am ready to do that again here. If Parliament feels offended, I apologize”.

“I am not a tin God. I don’t have a problem at all so I apologize to Parliament because I was furious that was why I made those comments”, the MP explained.

He said “I don’t mind retracting that record but I never said Parliament is useless but I said Parliament Ayefu and I retract that”.

The Chairman of the Committee, Joseph Osei Owusu said if there is the need to invite the Assin Central MP, the Committee will not hesitate to write to him through his Lawyer, Alexander Afenyo Markin.

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