The vociferous Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has referred to his colleague MP for Asawase, Muntaka Mohammed Mubarak describing him as dumb.
Kennedy Agyapong promised a showdown at the Privileges Committee which is currently considering a referral by the House to haul him before it for bringing the name of the House into disrepute.
This followed a motion brought before the Speaker by the Minority Whip, Muntaka Mubarak.
Kennedy Agyapong got angry about the interference of the Majority leader in Parliament in his fight with ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The MP chided Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu saying Parliament is cheap and useless to have him as leader of the House.
Speaking on Net2 TV, he said he will disgrace and shame him for his actions in Parliament.
“If he [Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu] likes I will disgrace him. Are you out of your mind? Parliament is cheap that’s why someone like him can be a leader. If he follows Anas the evidence I will bring will shame him. He is just older than me but he has not lived life better than me,” he said.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Muntaka Mubarak stated that he had in his possession, a recording of Agyapong’s comments.
“Mr Speaker, I have the tape here, our colleague is referring to this House as useless. If I am to paraphrase, if this House is not useless, we will not have the likes of Osei Mensah-Bonsu to be its leader,” he said.
Agyapong who feels uncomfortable by the action of the Asawase constituency MP indicated blatantly that the former is dumb several times in an interview with the press on Friday.
He said: “I am not scared of anybody in this country…I live my life…that is a dumb statement he has ever made…he is a dumb MP and now I will take him on, let him go to the privileges committee and say that I said so because he did not listen to the context of the issue and just dragged the matter to the committee.”
The Assin Central MP added: “I was referring to the NPP Chairman in the Ashanti region so where did I insult parliament? Then, I responded to my leader [Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu] which I have apologised.”
He stressed, “I am surprised there are dumb MPs…they will prove it because the video and tape are there…
“I am surprised we have MPs who just consume information without digesting it… I am not afraid, the tape is there let them play it if I insulted any MP…I respect him but the way he tries to disrespect me, I don’t like that,” he stated.