Assin Central Member of Parliament Ken Agyepong says he owes nobody any apology for insulting the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission.
His latest comments come in the wake of pressure by Civil Society groups and some political party leaders on the MP to apologize Mrs Charlotte Osei for attacking her dignity.
The MP who spoke on his Accra based OMAN FM showed no remorse for accusing the EC Chairperson of trading sex for her position.
He said it is hypocritical on the part of his critics to ask him to apologize because similar insults have been hurled at him by NDC sympathizers and nobody was reprimanded.
The MPs statement has been largely described as vulgar and an attack on womanhood and should be made to apologize and sanctioned.
“Apologize to Charlotte my foot. Why should I apologize? I won't apologize today I won't apologize tomorrow. Ghanaians are hypocrites. Charlotte is a wicked woman. It's important that I make Ghanaians know about her personal life too. She's he'll bent on making sure Mahama wins the elections and it is for obvious reasons. I won't spare her. In fact I will do more. Those calling on me to apologize to her are wasting her time. In fact I am going to say more. That woman is a very bad person" he adds
Some have argued that the inaction of Parliament in the past, to call the errant MP to order has emboldened Ken Agyepong to spew all sorts of inflammatory statements in the public space. Some have also attributed the MP’s statement to the lack of leadership in the party.
Some political and social commentators have also attributed Mr Agyepong’scontinuous misbehavior to “a general degeneration of standards in the NPP and the tacit endorsement of his misbehavior by the flag bearer of the NPP Nana AkufoAddo. The critics are therefore of the opinion the leader of the NPP must for once show some spine and call the MP to order.
“Nana Akufo-Addo must exhibit decisive leadership in this matter. We have a duty as a people to call out Kennedy Agyapong and condemn him for his senseless attack on the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission”a concerned NPP stalwart told this paper.
Deep throat sources within the NPP say the party is sharply divided over whether to bow to pressure and apologize. The Republic Newspaper has learnt one group, mainly Akufo Addo loyalist believe they must keep the momentum of creating fear and panic through threats to send a strong signal to the EC.
The group also believes such inflammatory comments asserts NPP’s resolve to match the NDC boot for boot and is also in tandem with the posture of their flagberer Nana Akufo Addo who first issued the ALL DIE BE DIE mantra in the campaign towards the 2012 elections.
Minority MPs have so far declined to publicly condemned Kennedy Agyapong saying they don’t want to be seen to be reprimanding one of their own.
The latest outburst by Kennedy Agyapong has been described as the making of the NPP itself because the party in 2012 hailed the dishonorable MP when he was granted bail after his infamous hate speech which asked Akans to kill Ewes and Gas.
In May this year, the Assin North MP commended Ashanti regional Chairman, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, alias Chairman Wontumi when he slapped his colleague MP. Nana Akufo Addo again was silent on the matter.
“Wontumi is a fantastic chairman; the slap he gave the MP is good. In fact he [Collins] deserves to be beaten,” he scoffed.
Earlier this month, he again bragged on his radio station, OMAN FM that NPP footsoldiers will attack security agents detailed to NPP strongholds on the day of the elections.
“The security task force main agenda is to send 6 or more task forces to NPP strong holds, hot spots on elections day and that day we are going to lynch them if they try it, we have also head that the security will be snatching ballot boxes and we want to tell them we going to lynch them if they try it,” he stated
Nana Addo has been tagged as a violent person whose followers draw inspiration from his actions. It will be recalled that the party is currently sharply divided because of his intolerance. Party Chairman, Paul Afoko, General Secretary Kweabena Agyapong and leading founding members and financiers have been sidelined.
Source: The Republic
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