The Social Democracy and Development Dialogue Forum Africa (SDDDF Africa), a public interest organization, has petitioned the Parliamentary Privileges Committee not to treat Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong as a first-time offender when he appears before the committee. to answer questions bordering on his alleged abuse of privilege.
Mr Agyapong has been subpoenaed before the committee for allegedly threatening and endangering multimedia journalist Erastus Asare Donkor over his reports on the recent shooting in Ejura by a joint police-army team that killed two people.
Mr Agyapong has accused the journalist of false reporting that he believes contributed to the deaths of the two people in the incident, and has pleaded for his aggravated assault.
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SDDF Africa in a statement signed by its chief lawyer, Koku Mawuli Nanegbe, says the Assin Central MP has “become extremely notorious for conduct that infringes on parliamentary privileges.”
It said the commission has the best chance of tackling Kennedy Agyapong.
Below is the statement