The Tamale Central Member of Parliament, Inudah Fuseini, says although some persons are unhappy at the ruling given with regards to the contempt case against Kennedy Agyapong, the Assin Central MP, it is a biding decision.
He said, the attitude exhibited by the legislator was unfortunate and as a member of the House, it was expected that he exhibited high sense of decorum.
Kennedy Agyapong he said was given an opportunity to apologise and in his (Agyapobg’s) remarks, he said he was misrepresented by the host.
He stressed that, the MP apologised hence the decision to reprimand him.
He said, although some have said he did not show any remorse, it was the first time such a behaviour of the MP was brought before the House.
He added that, there were even Majority members of parliament who were also disappointed but “your disappointment cannot reverse the decision.
Inusah Fueini said, as a lawyer, he feels persons who commit an office Majority were unhappy about ruling on Agyapong but lets for the first time should be forgiven when they show remorse.
He therefore admonished Ghanaians to take the decision of parliament in good faith.
Speaker Mike Ocquaye Thursday afternoon read the ‘sanction’, one of two recommended by the House’s Committee of Privileges, after it found comments by the outspoken New Patriotic Party member to be derogatory of Parliament.
The Committee of Privileges in its report after investigating the matter had recommended that the maverick MP be reprimanded or be suspended for the rest of the session, and after the house approved of the report, the choice of sanction was put to a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote, after which the Speaker ruled that a reprimand had been approved.