Kennedy Agyapong does not deserve the title “honourable” – Murtala Mohammed

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The Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Murtala Mohammed has said that the Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong does not deserve the title ‘honourable’ because of his “reckless” utterances among other actions.

According to him, although it is possible for one to err, people with the title must note that “you are given that title because you are expected to behave in a certain way.”

“For you to be honourable, you are expected to be absolutely honourable to be addressed as such,” he said.

His comment comes on the back of a video, circulating on social media, of Mr. Agyapong speaking on his television station, Net 2 TV, as he verbally abused and threatened to attack LUV FM journalist, Erastus Asare Donkor, for the journalistic work that he undertook during the recent shootings and killing incident at Ejura.

In the video, which circulated on Friday, July 9, Mr. Agyapong, who is also the Chairman of Parliament’s Defense Committee, said, if he were the President of Ghana, he would have ensured that the journalist, is beaten mercilessly.

The Assin Central MP’s action has become of grave concern as it was not the first. One may recall similar comments he made which led to the murder of an investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein Suale on January 16, 2019.

The Tamale Central MP noted that Mr Agyapong’s uncontrolled actions “are becoming too many.”

“In this country, someone contested for assemblyman and lost, he is honourable, someone who is no longer in Parliament, he is honourable,” he said on Thursday.

Following the threat, the Multimedia Group in the letter dated July 13, 2021, filed a formal complaint and requested a thorough investigation into the threats issued by the legislator.

Speaker Alban Bagbin on Wednesday, therefore, referred Kennedy Ohene Agyapong to the Privileges Committee of Parliament for instigating attacks against the journalist.

Mr Mohammed noted that under the fourth republican constitution, Mr. Agyapong has been dragged before the privileges committee than any member of the House.
“Tell me whether he has any competitor as far as Parliament or MPs are concerned in this country with regards to such recklessness, he doesn’t.”

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