Speaker Alban Bagbin refers underfire Kennedy Agyapong to privileges committee

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin And Kennedy Agyapong

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has referred the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Agyapong to the Privileges Committee.

The referral to the privileges committee of the august House comes after the MP allegedly makes life-threatening comments against a journalist with Multimedia Group.

The Assin Central MP is said to have threatened Mr. Erastus Asare Donkor during an appearance on his television station Net 2.

On the programme: “The Attitude’ on 9 July 2021 that, Kennedy Agyapong is quoted as saying, “We should beat the hell out of Erastus Asare Donkor.”

The MP in a video of the programme that has gone viral in the last 24 hours adds that if he (Hon. Kennedy Agyapong) “were the president of Ghana, he would have ensured that Erastus Asare Donkor is beaten mercilessly”.

Speaking on an issue that is being discussed widely on social and traditional media, Speaker Alban Bagbin has referred the matter to the privileges committee.

“This is my first time of hearing this matter and as it is now I am compelled to refer it to the privileges committee.

It’s a matter the privileges committee would have to go into and then report to the house and it’s for the house to decide whether the honorable member is contentious of the house,” the Speaker said on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, 14 July 2021.

Taking the threats seriously, the Multimedia group has made a complaint to the Police in the Ashanti region and called on the law enforcement agency to protect Mr. Asare.

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