The Accra City Campus branch of the Tertiary Education Network (TEIN)   of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called on the leadership of Parliament to sack the Member of Parliament for Asin North Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong over his recent widely condemned hate speech on his radio station, Oman FM.

According to the group, the call has become necessary because the Assin North MP “is continuously sinking the name of the August House into the abyss.”

In  a statement signed by the group’s president, David Kumi Addo, the MP’s conduct and utterances depict contrary to that of a Member of Parliament who is supposed  to be a role  model to both children and students in this country.

According to the group,   Parliament is supposed to be occupied by very responsible and respectful individuals who have distinguished themselves overtime but Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has never lived up to that expectation and has reduced the August House to a pig pen.

“Is it not very interesting to hear a legislator who is supposed to enact laws that will benefit the people for which he is in parliament using intemperate language and profane words,”   the students questioned.

According to them, as an honorable MP, he is expected to be a father, a peace maker, very decorous and ensure social integration in the society   and not exhibit brute qualities and raining of insults on perceived political opponents.

The NDC students group is of the opinion that Kennedy Ohene Agyapong must be punished for his deviant act, adding that if he is punished, it will help enable society identify the normative boundaries and will also affirm the collective conscience of society to ensure that each one upholds the accepted norms that will ensure our society’s stability.

He therefore called on parliamentarians to exhibit their neutrality by enforcing the appropriate sanctions on one of their own Hon. Kennedy Agyapong as was done to Hon. Moses Mabenga, the NDC Member of Parliament who made certain unfortunate statement.  “Besides, the ordinary Ghanaian is dragged to the privileges committee when he mistakenly makes statements considered unparliamentarily. Failure to do so will indicate to the ordinary Ghanaian how biased our Parliament is,” they added.

STORY: NEWS DESK

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