I’ll be in parliament to probe Ken Agyapong, I’m still MP- Ousted Assin North MP
Ousted Assin North Member of Parliament James Gyakye Quayson has confidently showed up at parliament today despite Cape Coast Court order to stop him from holding himself as the legitimate MP for the constituency.
According to Gyakye Quayson who insists he remains the legitimate MP for Assin North after filing Appeal and stay of execution, said he reported at parliament because he has a duty as a member of the Privileges Committee to question Kennedy Agyapong on contempt charges levelled against him by Alhassan Suhuyini.
Speaking in an interview monitored by African Editors on Friday 6 August 2021 upon appearance at parliament in Accra, the embattled Assin North Lawmaker insists “I’m still a Member of Parliament based on the legal processes I have engaged in. Being an MP, I qualified to sit on the the Committee, the comments is the extension of parliament, so it would be very ridiculous for anybody to suggest that I’m unable to sit on the committee. May be the interpretation of the law is a problem for some people”.
But, Chairman of the Privileges Committee Joseph Osei Owusu said “The committee has not been able to serve Kennedy Agyapong before his latest travel outside Ghana but will do so upon his arrival”.
Meanwhile, Applicant in dual citizenship case that led to annulment of Assin North results of 2020 election Michael Nimfah has filed entry of judgement to enable him serve Mr. Quayson to enforce the verdict.
It is important to anchor the point that James Gyakye Quayson has not been served nine days after the Cape Coast Court canceled and ordered for re-run of polls in Assin North.
Privileges C’ttee hearing: Ken Agyapong fails to show up
It has emerged that Assin Central Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong failed to show up for questioning by Privileges Committee of Parliament tasked by the Speaker to probe alleged contempt case against him.
Kennedy Agyapong was referred to the Privileges Committee for threatening to beat Joy FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor based testimonies he gave at Justice George Kingsley Koomson-led Committee tasked by Interior Minister to probe the unfortunate Ejura sporadic shootings by the military.
The Interior and Defence Committee Chair Kennedy Agyapong was referred to the committee when his colleague MP Alhassan Suhuyini drew the house attention to the outburst and scheduled to appear today for questioning.
But, the committee met only to realise that Mr. Agyapong was nowhere to be found, and a rather unofficial information reaching the house revealed that the later is out of the jurisdiction at the blindside of the committee, a total disrespect to the laid down rules in contempt matters.
This forced the committee adjourn sitting without a fixed date.
Speaking after no show at the hearing, the petitioner AIhassan Suhuyini “dared Mr. Agyapong to submit himself at the committee for questioning if he is not a coward “.
Mr. Suhuyini noted that, it is in the “interest of the committee to do a good job because the public is monitoring proceedings”.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Privileges Committee and First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Joseph Osei Owusu insists “The 31-Member Privileges Committee will meet at 5pm Thursday August 5, 2021 to hear Alhassan Suhuyini who drew the house attention to the matter”.
It is important to anchor the point that this the second time the firebrand Lawmaker Kennedy Agyapong has been dragged before the Privileges Committee on grounds of alleged disparaging comment and threats.
Parliament is rising today for a short break.
Source : africaneditors.com