Speaker refers Ken Agyapong to Privileges Committee over comments against multimedia journalist

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has referred a matter of potential contempt of Parliament involving MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong to the Privileges Committee.

It follows recent utterances by the MP against multimedia journalist, Erastus Asare Donkor who covered a demonstration in Ejura over the murder of a resident who was described as a member of the #fixthecountry movement.

Mr Agyapong is on record to have said the multimedia journalist must be beaten after he appeared before the committee probing the Ejura unrest.

The multimedia group has since taken steps to report the issue to the CID, Speaker of Parliament and other international human right agencies.

Raising the issue on the floor of Parliament, MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini prayed the Speaker to summon the MP before the Privileges Committee.

Deputy Majority Leader, Afenyo Markin on his part contended that per their rules, a Prima Faci must be established before the referral is made. 

But speaker in his ruling referred the matter to the Privileges Committee to establish whether or not the MP is in a contempt of Parliament.

Ghana| Atinkaonline.com| Afia Kwarteng Asamani

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