July 14, 2021

The Member of Parliament for Assin Central in the Central Region, Kennedy Agyapong has been hauled before the Privileges Committee.

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin coming under Order 27 of the Standing Orders of Parliament accepted Mr. Alhassan Suhuyini’s request to exercise his discretion under Order 27 of the House and referred Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong to the Privileges Committee for investigation and report to the House.

Mr. Alhassan Suhuyini, Member of Parliament for Tamale North coming under Order 30 (2) of Standing Orders of the Parliament of Ghana brought to the attention of the Speaker life-threatening comments that the MP for Assin South and Chairman of the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament was alleged to have made during a Net 2 TV programme “the Attitude” against Erastus Asare Donkor, a journalist with the Multi-Media Group that has brought the name of the House into disrepute.

According to him, in the said video, Mr. Agyapong

  • called for the ‘serious’ beating of Erastus Asare Donkor;
  • asserted that “we should beat the hell out of“Erastus Asare Donkor; and
  • threatened that if he (Honourable Agyapong) were the President of Ghana, he would have ensured that Erastus Asare Donkor is beaten mercilessly.

Mr. Suhuhi also noted that the MP issued similar threats on the same Network to the late Ahmed Suale before the journalist was gunned down in cold blood by unknown assailants.

He believed the Privileges Committee would be able to ascertain the veracity of the comments that were made and recommend sanctions, if possible, that would act as a deterrent for future comments of Mr. Kennedy Ohehe Agyapong and other members of Parliament that may be tempted to act like him.

Dominic Shirimori/Ghanamps.com