Parliamentâ€™s Privileges Committee will today [Tuesday], sit to examine the evidence against the Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong after he was accused of insulting Parliament.
The evidence is being provided by the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak, who referred his fellow MP to the committee.
Kennedy Agyapong reportedly described Parliament as â€œuselessâ€ for having Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu as its Majority leader on Accra-based Net2 TV, which belongs to him.
But the Assin Central MP contends that his comments were taken out of context.
He also described Muntaka Mubarak as dumb for referring him to Parliamentâ€™s Privileges Committee over the purported insult.
â€œHe [Muntaka Mubarak] is a dumb MP and now, I will take him on one on one. Let him go to the Privileges Committee that I Kennedy Agyapong say he is a dumb MP because he did not even listen to the context of the issue and just dragged the matter.â€
A Ranking Member on the Privileges Committee, Mathias Kwame Ntow, told Citi News the sittings would give both sides a fair hearing.
â€œThe committee has decided to ask Hon. Muntaka Mubarak to present any evidence that he has to the committee and the committee will look at it. The second [course of action] will be inviting our Honourable Member, Kennedy Agyapong, also to file a response to whatever allegations that are laid against him,â€ Mr. Ntow explained.
Following the verbal salvo from Kennedy Agyapong, Muntaka Mubarak called for the suspension of the Assin Central MP from Parliament.
The Asawase MP contended that Kennedy Agyapongâ€™s recent conduct was unfit for someone in the legislature.
â€œI strongly believe that Parliament should suspend this gentleman for the rest of the year. He doesnâ€™t deserve to be sitting in the House,â€ Muntaka Mubarak said on Eyewitness News last week.
Speaking to the before this, Muntaka Mubarak had said an apology from Kennedy Agyapong would settle the matter.
â€œIf he appears and he apologizes, I am sure it will end there, but if he appears and he is going to flex there, then obviously, it will go through the full haul.â€