I apologise for calling Parliament cheap – Kennedy Agyapong to Privileges Committee

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Appearing before the Privilages Committee for the second time, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has apologised to parliament for describing it as a cheap house.


Mr. Agyapong emphasised that he was infuriated by the negative comments made about him on the airwaves after he constructively criticised and questioned the modus operandi and the methodology of Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his recent exposé, Number 12.

He informed the privileges committee that if Parliament takes offence in his comments made on Net2 Televison by describing Parliament as cheap, he apologises for such unacceptable comment.

In his apology, he indicated that “I am not a tin god. But I was furious at Muntaka because he also did not cross-check his facts but put everything together. He attacked me on radio by saying all sorts of things”.

Mr. Agyapong however, raised an objection on the audiovisual evidence presented to the committee, indicating that he did not describe Parliament as useless as captured in the tape.

He accused the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak of fabricating stories about him and relying on discredited social media comments and a doctored audiovisual evidence.

Mr. Agyapong again raised an objection that he did not receive any letter of invitation to respond to two separate audiovisual evidence presented to the committee; rather, he was asked to respond to a comment he made on social media.

Counsel for the respondent, Mr. Afenyo Markin re-echoed that the letter of invitation to appear before the privileges committee referred to social media comments and not audiovisual tapes from separate TV stations.

Chairman for the Privileges Committee, Joseph Osei Owusu, however explained that the committee is an inquiry body that investigates evidence put before them.

The Privileges Committee is yet to arrive at a verdict.

Source: GhanaJustice/S.Ayisi


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