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KENNEDY AGYAPONG TO FACE PRIVILEGES COMMITTEE

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The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has been invited to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament over alleged unparliamentary remarks.

The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has been invited to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament over alleged unparliamentary remarks.

 

The First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, made this ruling yesterday when members of the House vehemently opposed comments allegedly made by the Assin Central MP regarding Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s latest exposé, on corruption in the Ghana Football Association.

Agyapong allegedly registered his objection to a statement by the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, in the strongest terms. Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu had urged the Assin Central MP to furnish the appropriate authorities with evidence on Anas rather than castigate the journalist in the media.

According to MPs, Agyapong’s comments sought to denigrate Parliament and its leadership, and therefore require investigation.

The argument began when the Member for Asawase, Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak, made a statement on the floor regarding a purported tape he has seen in which Agyapong is shown castigating Parliament.

Agyapong has been very critical of Anas and his latest film release, accusing him of using entrapment to pursue his investigations and uncover supposed corruption. He has vowed to premiere his own video on Anas, titled “Who Watches the Watchman?”, to prove how “corrupt” the journalist is.

The outspoken Assin Central MP, an anti-corruption crusader in his own right, has been in the news since Anas announced the release of his film “Number 12”. The film premiere took place yesterday, June 6, at the Accra International Conference Centre.

Agyapong was not present in Parliament at the time of the ruling by the Speaker.