The New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for the Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Agyapong, is expected to appear before Parliament’s Privileges Committee today for allegedly making derogatory comments against the House.
Mr. Agyapong has been summoned by Parliament to answer charges of contempt against him in a public hearing expected to be a showdown.
Mr. Agyapong is accused of making disparaging remarks against parliament and Mr. Mensah-Bonsu, describing the House as “useless” for having the MP for Suame as its leader.
He may be sanctioned based on the outcome of the probe by the Privileges Committee. A prima facie case was established against the maverick MP after opposition MP Muntaka Mubarak reported him to the House.
The Committee after examining the evidence said the MP breached Article 112 of the 1992 Constitution and Order 31(2) of Parliament’s Standing Orders as well as clause 4(9) of Code of Conduct of members of parliament.
“There Committee is expected to report its findings and recommendations to plenary after the hearing for the necessary actions and follow-up,” a statement from Parliament said.