Majority Leader in Parliament Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has revealed that maverick politician and NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, has told him that he [Ken] is being used to do someone’s bidding.
The firebrand Legislator has in the past few days been all over the media attacking ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas following his latest investigative work that centered on the rot in Ghana football which has led to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi being charged with fraud after using President Akufo Addo’s name to extort monies from some supposed investors.
The Legislator is on a crusade to discredit Anas following his latest investigative mastery on the thriving rot in Ghana’s football. He has been on a collision course with the undercover journalist over his modus operandi.
Hon. Ken Agyapong was on Wednesday June 6, 2018 cited for contempt for calling the Legislature a cheap and useless Assembly. He has been hauled before the Privileges Committee of Parliament by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu, who presided over Wednesday’s sitting, for questioning, over his outburst which Members consider very denigrating.
Mr. Kennedy Agyapong sometime this week on National Agenda on Net2, a private television owned by the businessman himself, made disparaging remarks about Parliament and the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.
In a video recording of the said program posted on YouTube, Mr. Agyapong is seen and heard calling the legislature a cheap Assembly which does not feed him. He also dared the Majority Leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, not to disturb him with Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ story because if he does, he will disgrace him with evidence which shows that the ace investigative journalist is more corrupt than the people he has investigated over the years.
“If Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu dares me and I will produce the evidence against Anas, he will be disgraced. Do you know what I have? Does Kye-Mensah-Bonsu think that he is better than the Judge? Are you out of your mind? Parliament is rather cheap – Am I a small boy? Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu is older than me but he hasn’t made it in life more than I do. I only respect him but if he dares me I will match him boot for boot. Parliament does not feed me. What is the GH₵11,000 they are paying me for? I am daring Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu to bring out the investigations which was done by Anas on Parliament. Is Parliament more than the Judiciary? Why did he show that of the Judiciary and refusing to show what he did about Parliament? I will fight for justice for everybody in this country. This is justice for all”, noted the Assin Central lawmaker.
His utterances have since then incurred the displeasure of Parliament with some Members asking that he be hauled before the Privileges Committee for questioning.
But speaking on Okay FM Thursday, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu stated that the loud mouthed MP in a discussion disclosed that he’s been asked by a certain powerful person to launch the attacks.
“On that Tuesday he made those remarks I didn’t know he’d made those statements, I was in the Chamber of Parliament when he [Ken] came and sat by me and said Leader, I’m told you’ve berated me and I told him that’s not true. So took my time and explained to him what I said and he told me he has evidence to back his claims. He took out his phone and showed something to me and I told him this does not support his claims. After doing analysis, may be what he told me I may not have to say it on radio, that someone was pushing him to do all that he’s doing, I’ll not make the details public.”