Ken Agyapong faces Suspension by Privileges C’tee
Assin Central Member of parliament for the New Patriotic Party possibly about facing suspension by the Privileges Committee of Parliament over his claims that Parliament is cheap.
The outspoken politician had earlier gone on a RADIO and TV talks against the Majority leader of Parliament Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu and the House after some members called on him to exercise restraint in his outbursts against investigative journalist Anas Armeway Anas following his work on Ghana Football which resulted in the removal of Kwesi Nyantakyi as President of the Ghana Football Association, calling the house of parliament as ”Cheap” and ” Useless” .
However after the public hearing of the issue last week, the committee has recommend suspension against the Member of Parliament, “ The committee has carefully considered the matter in the light of the totality of the evidence gathered and in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, the standing orders and other relevant enactment, and concluded that the honourable member for Assin Central constituency Mr. Ken Ohene Agyapong is indeed in contempt of Parliament for the remarks he made that “Parliament is cheap” and “ Parliament is useless”.
“Accordingly, the committee recommends to the House to adopt its report and sanction honourable Ken Ohene Agyapong by suspending him for the rest of this session or reprimand him”. – the committee report added.
Kennedy Agyapong during the hearing on Monday, July 23, told the privileges committee that if the House feels slighted by his comments made on NET2 TV, he apologises for making them.
He said “I don’t mind retracting that word [cheap] but I want to say that I never said parliament was useless.”
He added: “I am not a tin god, no! but I was furious at Muntaka because he also did not cross-check his facts and put everything together…he attacked me on radio saying all sorts of things. Today that the evidence has come out what are we all sitting here going to say?”