April 19, 2012

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has jumped into the controversial treason charges against the firebrand New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong, calling on the Mills government to be circumspect in the manner in which it handles the case to douse the rising tension in the country following the arrest of the MP.

He urged President Mills to be vigilant in order to protect the peace of Ghana, especially in the run-up to the crucial election in December.

Hon. Kennedy Agyepong has been charged with treason, treason felony and genocide for allegedly inciting Ashantis against Gas and Ewes and declaring war on radio last week following the violence that has characterized the ongoing biometric registration exercise.

In a press release issued on Thursday 19th April, former President Kufuor who is currently attending a meeting in Washington DC, USA noted that the treason charge leveled against the Kennedy Agyapong is like “using a sledge hammer to kill a fly.

“Treason is the highest criminal offense of the land and must be used lightly. It is like using a sledge hammer to kill a fly is like pouring oil unto fire.”

The acerbic tongue MP has been in police grips for the past three days after his arrest on Monday 16th April 2012in connection with his unfortunate statements.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh