Kennedy Agyapong to quit parliament at end of current tenure

Kennedy Agyapong to quit parliament at end of current tenure

- Kennedy Agyapong has announced that he will step down as MP after his current term expires

- The Assin Central MP's decision follows an advice from his wife following him being hauled before the Privileges Committee of Parliament of some comments he made which were deemed as insulting

- Ken Agyapong made the disclosure on Adom TV's morning show on Tuesday

Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong has disclosed he will not contest the 2020 parliamentary elections based on advice received from his wife.

According to Mr Agyapong, his wife, after watching the video tendered as evidence against him by MP for Asawase, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, got angry and advised him not to contest the seat again.

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My wife told me not to go again and I won’t go again; my constituents will try all they can to persuade me but I won’t go again. I have a life to live and I will entreat people to come see my lifestyle after parliament.”

Kennedy Agyapong to quit parliament at end of current tenure

Kennedy Agyapong (Photo credit: Citifmonline)

Speaking on Adom TV’s Morning Show Badwam Tuesday, the MP said his decision was based on unfair treatment received from his colleague politicians.

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The Assin Central MP is not happy that when a member of his party described him as not fit to be parliamentarian, nobody came to his defence.

“When the guy said I wasn’t qualified to be an MP and that if I couldn’t stay in Ghana with Anas then I should leave Ghana, no parliamentarian or politician said a thing because it was against Kennedy Agyapong so everybody heard nothing,“ he lamented.

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Mr Agyapong appeared before the Privileges Committee yesterday and rendered an unqualified apology to parliament and its leadership, insisting that he said parliament was “cheap” and not “useless“.

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Currently serving a fifth term, Mr Agyapong is one of the longest-serving members in Ghana's Parliament.

If he truly steps down on January 7, 2021, when his four-year mandate expires, he would have said 20 years.

He has often been embroiled in controversy. The latest of which is his crusade against investigative Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

It is one of his outbursts of the Anas crusade that he was deemed to have 'insulted' Parliament on radio which led Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mohammed to call for a probe.

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