The Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has labelled his colleague, MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong as a bully who must be punished by parliament.
According to him, Agyapong at the least opportunity tries to belittle Parliament; a move he said is “unbecoming” of a Member of Parliament.
“I will support every move to make sure that he [Kennedy Agyapong] faces the full rigours of the law,” he said.
Ras Mubarak speaking on Citi TV’s morning show, Breakfast Daily on Monday said: “Ken [Agypong] is a bully. He is a chairman of the committee I serve on—the committee on communications. There are that mutual respect and rapport between us, but clearly, time and again he’s dragged the name of parliament in the mud, and I don’t think that Parliament should continue to tolerate him,”
“Now we have a unique opportunity to deal with him once and for all. We are governed by rules and people who want to work outside of those rules clearly would have to be dealt with. If you look at some of the inflammatory statements he’s made are unbecoming of a member of Parliament, the inciting of hatred, unbecoming of a Member of Parliament.” Ras Mubarak added.
Ras Mubarak’s comment is premised on a recent standoff between Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak and Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central.
Mr Agyapong was referred to Parliament’s Privileges Committee by Muntaka for reportedly calling Parliament “useless.”
Kennedy Agyapong who did not take kindly to the referral among other things called Muntaka “dumb.”
“A whole member of parliament, you don’t even listen to the tape, and you consume information and just come to parliament and say that I have insulted parliament. Let them play the tape,” the Assin Central MP said.
But Muntaka was incensed by Agyapong’s description of him, and in an interview on Eyewitness News, last Friday called for his [Agyapong’s] “suspension” from Parliament.