The Privileges Committee of Parliament has recommended that the Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, should either be suspended from Parliament or reprimanded for insulting the House.
In excerpts of the committee’s report, sighted by Citi News, the committee urged the House to adopt its recommendations “by suspending him for the rest of this session or reprimand him.”
“The committee has carefully considered the matter in the light of the totality of the evidence gathered and in accordance with the provisions of the constitution, the Standing Orders and other relevant enactments and concluded that the Hon. Member of for Assin Central Constituency, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong is indeed in contempt of Parliament for the remarks he made that ‘Parliament is cheap’ and ‘Parliament is useless'”
Mr. Agyapong reportedly described the House as “useless” for having Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu as its Majority leader on Accra-based Net2 TV, which belongs to him.
He was responding to comments by a New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ashanti Regional executive’s on the Anas exposé.
These comments compelled Muntaka Mubarak to file a motion to refer him to Parliament’s Privileges Committee.
Mr. Agyapong contended that Muntaka Mubarak’s referral was based on comments taken out of context.
Kennedy Agyapong had described Muntaka Mubarak as dumb for referring him to Parliament’s Privileges Committee over the purported insult.
Source: CITI Newswroom