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03-Jul-2018  
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MyNewsGH.com can confirm that the sitting of the Privileges Committee of Parliament over the matter of contempt involving Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, came to an abrupt end when most members of the Committee failed to show up.

The sitting which actually commenced, was hence suspended indefinitely by the Chairman, Joe Osei Owusu.

According to MyNewsGH.com’s source, most of the MPs on the committee wrote to the Chairman to recuse themselves from that particular hearing citing one reason or the other.

The Chairman hence admitted the letters of a number of the MPs withdrawing from the hearing after which he suspended the case indefinitely.

Many believe Kennedy Agyapong might have ‘blackmailed’ Muntaka Mubarak, Asawase MP with an information he (Ken) has on him in which he (Muntaka) was captured requesting for ‘bribe’ from Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, then Communications Minister-designate ahead of her vetting, as MyNewsGh.com reported 48 hours ago.

Kennedy Agyapong had said that he was ready to go ‘pound-to-pound’ with Muntaka and will ‘expose’ him over the Privileges Committee hearing.

Two weeks ago, Mr. Agyapong described Parliament as “useless”, “cheap”, for having Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu as its Majority leader. In fact it was MyNewsGH.com who first reported this story.

The comments compelled the Minority Chief whip, Muntaka Mubarak, to file a motion that led to Kennedy Agyapong been referred to the Privileges Committee

Last week Tuesday, Muntaka Mubarak, who subsequently engaged in a fierce media war with Kennedy Agyapong over the matter, appeared before the committee to give evidence to back his claims and support his reasons to get Mr. Agyapong sanctioned.

The committee subsequently established a prima facie case against Mr Agyapong, hence his appointment with the committee today.

“I strongly believe that Parliament should suspend this gentleman for the rest of the year. He doesn’t deserve to be sitting in the House,” Muntaka Mubarak had said.

Muntaka Mubarak had earlier said an apology from Kennedy Agyapong would settle the matter.

“If 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.”
 
 
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