April 20, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Afram Plains North , Mr. Emmanuel Aboagye Didieye has disclosed that the statement that about 80% of MP’s are “extremely womanizers” attributed to him has created a lot of problems to him.

The MP on a Tema based Radio Station Adom FM in March 2011, is reported to have stated that with the exclusion of female MP’s, most of the male MP’s are womanizers who chase “small girls and even married women in the streets”.

His statement sparked a lot of anger from his colleague MPs who felt slighted by his utterances with some even threatening to haul him before the Privileges Committee of Parliament which indeed he was summoned to.

The Committee deferred the hearing for May 2011, but was quick to add that the postponement is not to be interpreted to mean they do not intend to discipline their colleague.

However contributing to a discussion on the same Adom FM for the first time after his infamous statement the MP, Hon. Aboagye Didieye, registered his displeasure about the reportage on that statement which he claimed were in bad taste.

He noted among other things that he never stated that the Afram Plains district scored zero percent but he was deliberately misrepresented as such, while his rejoinder to the story carried was never played on air.

He added that he is greatly disturbed by this development as it has incited several people including his own constituents against him.

Hon. Aboagye Didieye, stated that his opponents in the constituency have taken advantage of his “unfortunate slip” to campaign against his re-election as the MP for the area, but he is confident that his performance as MP over the years will guarantee him his seat come 2012 elections.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh