- According to him, the hostile welcome he had received from the opposition MPs irked him
- Amewu came to Parliament after winning a very difficult seat in the Volta Region for the NPP
- He won the Hohoe seat with 26,952 votes
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John Peter Amewu on Wednesday unconditionally apologised for threatening to kill NDC Members of Parliament during the chaotic election of the Speaker of Parliament.
The Hohoe MP who contested on the ticket of the governing NPP in the Volta Region in a rage of anger threatened to kill the MPs.
They were hooting at him as he approached their side of the aisle as Parliament turned chaotic.
“Tell them to come and demonstrate in Hohoe, they cannot dare, I will kill all of you,” the Minister-designate for Railway Development said.
Appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament, the former Energy Minister retracted his threats.
He said the hostile way he was welcomed pushed him to the urge after winning a difficult seat.
“That actually was, of course jokingly, a trigger,” he stated.
Amewu withdrew “those words unconditionally,” and described himself as “a peaceful man.”
“The use of the words came out as an overreaction which is my negative aspect,” he admitted.
Meanwhile, the former MP for Hohoe, Professor Margaret Kweku, beseeched the Ho High Court to annul the results of the 2020 parliamentary election in the constituency.
Amewu won the seat for the governing NPP by collecting 26,952 votes.
Kweku, who was the parliamentary candidate for the NDC in the election, was joined by four others in asking the Ho High Court to set aside the election results for a fresh one to be conducted.
Before the inauguration of the eighth parliament on Thursday, January 7, 2021, an injunction was against the former energy minister, putting his swearing-in in limbo.
The injunction was granted after some residents of SALL argued that the Electoral Commission’s failure to allow them to participate in the election breached their rights.
But the Supreme Court quashed the interim injunction placed on the gazetting of the electoral results of the Hohoe parliamentary results showing Amewu as the winner.
Addressing the SALL controversy before the Appointment Committee, Amewu said he would have won the seat with a wider margin if they had voted in the election
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Source: Yen Ghana