The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is considering a petition to the international community to bar Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, from travelling to their respective countries.
According to the Deputy General Secretary of the party, Koku Ayidoho, the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) MP is allegedly supporting violence being perpetrated by some NPP vigilante groups – the Delta Force and Invisible Forces.
He explained that the MP was likely to run away from the country should there be any mayhem.
The petition came at the heels of a call from the NDC that the police should arrest and investigate the MP for publicly supporting the “Delta Force” whose members attacked the Kumasi Circuit Court last week.
Confirming the party’s intention to The Ghanaian Times yesterday, Mr. Anyidoho said Mr. Agyapong has a habit of inciting violence by his utterances, especially in the run-up to general elections and leaving the country afterwards.
He said following the NPP’s election defeat in 2008 and 2012, Mr. Agyepong left the country and even missed the swearing-in of MPs and had to be sworn in later by the Speaker of Parliament.
“He has stayed this time around because his party is in power,” he stated, adding that “this time, the NDC would ensure that he is pinned down in the country to face the consequences of his actions”.
Mr. Anyidoho said if their petition was accepted and implemented by the international community it would help bring to an end their “terrorism activities”.
“Ghana as at now has become a laughing stock in the eyes of the international community. So, we are going to petition the international community – somebody like Kennedy Agyapong for instance, must be blacklisted.
A travel ban must be placed on him. There must be restrictions on him before Ghana’s name is added to the list of terrorist nations,” he said.
Mr. Anyidoho said the party would also appeal to the Speaker, Prof. Aaron Michael Oquaye, to sanction the MP for continuously breaching the peace the country has been enjoying.
Their intended action, he stated, formed part of the mass actions the party would embark on after seven days (starting from last Friday) if President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, failed to deal with the vigilante groups.
By Times Reporter