Minority Chief Whip and Member of Parliament for Asawase, Muntaka Mubarak says he wants some sense ‘knocked’ into the head of Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong.
This follows a brewing tension between the two MPs after Muntaka dragged Mr. Agyapong to Parliament’s Privileges Committee over comments the former deems inappropriate of the House.
Mr. Agyapong is said to have made the comment that ‘Parliament is useless’ on his Net2 Television some few weeks ago.
Speaking on Eye Witness News on Citi FM, today, June 22, Mr. Muntaka said that: “It’s about time that somebody knocked some sense into his head because he thinks that the country belongs to him. I mean, the country does not belong to you. You have the right to make your views in the strongest terms but you don’t have the right to insult people around.”
In an interview with some journalists in Parliament, today, Mr. Agyapong said that if the Asawase MP dares him he will make public some comments he [Muntaka Mubarak] once made of Communications Minister Ursula Owusu.
Responding to this, however, Mr. Mubarak said he has never told Mr. Agyapong anything about Ursula Owusu.
“He should say anything because, look, he’s never been a friend. He can never threaten me and I bet him, I have also dared him, if he’s a man enough he should come meet me at the corridors of Parliament and try to misbehave towards me and the whole world will hear of us.
“Nobody is afraid of him because nobody eats from his home,” the Asawase MP fumed.
Asked about what punishment he wishes parliament proffers against the Assin Central MP, Muntaka Mubarak said he wants him suspended.
“Parliament should suspend this gentleman for the rest of the year. Throwing insults at everybody when he is a Member of Parliament? We need to take that privilege from him so people can deal with him as a street person,” he said.
By Juliana Ama Gyan|Theprobegh.com|Ghana