April 23, 2012

Government has condemned the inciting and potentially genocidal statements by New Patriotic Party (NPP) embattled Member of Parliament for Assin North Kennedy Agyapong.

Vice President John Mahama while addressing members of the Tertiary Education Institutions Network of the NDC (TEIN) in the Ashanti Region, expressed surprise why a Member of Parliament could make such unguarded statements urging all Ghanaians to condemn the comments in no uncertain terms.

The acerbic tongue MP Kennedy Agyapong was arrested last week following his inciting comments on Oman FM that sought to urge one ethnic group against others and declared war in the process. He was granted bail by the Accra Fast Track High Court in the sum of GH¢200,000 with one surety to be justified on Thursday.

Vice Presidents further stated that the ethnocentric comments made by the Assin North MP “should not be taken lightly …the whole nation must rise up and say what he said was absolutely unacceptable…It is the silence of those who should speak for the truth that makes evil triumph.”

Reacting to President Kufuor’s description of Kennedy Agyapong’s arrest as “using a sledge hammer to kill a fly”, His Excellency Mahama said government will even use a bulldozer to kill the ant whose intention is to foment trouble.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh