Contempt case: Ken Agyapong escapes expulsion from parliament, faces suspension
MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong will not be expelled from parliament after the Privileges Committee presented its report today.
An apology and a show of remorse by the embattled MP for Assin Central saved him from being expelled from Parliament after the Privileges Committee found him guilty of contempt of Parliament.
According to the report, a split decision of 10-10 as some of the Committee members rooted for suspension of the MP for the rest of the year, with others also taking cognisance of the remorse and voted for just a reprimand of Mr Agyapong.
The Committee further recommended that the House sanctions “Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong by suspending him for the rest of this Session or reprimand him”.
Mr Agyapong’s alleged insult was reported to the house by Minority Chief Whip Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak, and the Speaker subsequently referred the matter to the Privileges Committee.