Parliament to summon Kennedy Agyapong over comments?

Kennedy Agyapong

Kennedy Agyapong

The Deputy Majority Leader, Alfred Kwame Agbesi has hinted that Parliament will soon summon the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong over his sex-for-job allegations against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).

“Kennedy Agyapong is a Member of Parliament, and for that matter, we are in a certain environment governed by rules and regulations.

Definitely leadership in Parliament is going to call him and hear his side and how he feels about what he is doing,” he said in an interview yesterday.

There has been growing pressure on Parliament to drag the Assin Central MP to the Privileges Committee of the House over the alleged unsavoury statements against the EC chairperson, Charlotte Osei.

His comments have received widespread condemnation with several women’s group, including the Coalition for Concerned Women and the Queen Mothers’ Association of Ghana petitioning Parliament to sanction Mr. Agyapong to halt such attacks on women.

The Deputy Majority Leader in the interview pointed out: “If leadership of Parliament feels an action needs to be taken on what he is doing, why not?”

He explained that the leadership has been examining all the petitions against the MP “vis-à-vis the rules that pertain in this House”.

“It is not as if we have to act quickly as soon as something is brought,” he added.

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