The Privileges Committee of Parliament will on Tuesday June 26, 2018, sit to consider the alleged contemptuous comments by the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.
This was disclosed by Minority Chip Whip, Muntaka Mubarak who is also the MP for Asawase in the Ashanti region.
‘’I am very hopeful I will appear before the committee and testify in the matter pending before it. The language he used was unguarded. To describe Parliament as a useless house was distasteful. How can you describe Parliament as a useless House? I don’t think this Parliament is useless.’’
In his view, attacking the House and the Majority leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, was not the best.
Meanwhile, Kennedy Agyapong has apologized to the Majority leader but reacting to the apology, Muntaka Mubarak says he is expecting the embattled MP to show remorse.
‘’I hope his demeanor before the committee and an apology may inform the committee on the decision to take. My prayer is that, he is our own and if indeed he is remorseful, the Committee and the House will forgive him. But if he appears before the committee and remains adamant and insist he was right, then his apology will not be accepted. I hope his apology will be sincere so the House will forgive and it will serve as an example for others.’’
The legislator told Rainbow Radio’s parliamentary correspondent, Naa Darkuah Doodo that, although he believes some of the issues normally raised by Kennedy Agyapong, the insults and unwarranted attacks makes it difficult for him to support him.
He added, if not because of the behaviour of the loud mouth law maker, by now he may be holding a position in parliament due to his experience in the House.
‘’Kennedy Agyapong is always insulting people. That is not the best. I pray he will turn over a new behaviour and desist from insulting people…He should not be the one who should be doing what he is doing. He would have been holding a position if not for his behaviour, he is a senior MP and his level of experience should have guided him to desist from engaging in such acts’’ he suggested.