New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong has endorsed the alleged assault of colleague MP for Manhyia North in Kumasi, Collins Owusu Amankwah, by the regional chairman of the party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi.
Mr Ayapong said the MP was working against the interest of party flagbearer, Akufo-Addo, and should have been slapped the more, according to a report by starrfmonline.com.
“It is good he [MP] has been beaten, he deserves it, he even deserves more slaps,” Mr Agyapong reportedly told Asempa FM.
Mr Agyapong reportedly said what Chairman Wontumi did amounted to disciplining the lawmaker, adding that the NPP needed people like that who could discipline those who deviated from the party’s objectives.
Chairman Wontumi is said to have attacked the MP and his constituency secretary while monitoring the ongoing limited voter registration exercise.
He was arrested after reporting himself to the police on Tuesday, and is set to appear before court today.
Kennedy Agyapong is a very controversial and divisive figure in Ghanaian politics.
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His propensity to resort to insults when expressing himself has got him into trouble with members of the public on numerous occasions – the latest being in February when he and media personality, Afia Schwarzenegger, took each other to the cleaners.
His most controversial act came in the run-up to the 2012 general elections when he made statements on his Accra-based radio station, Oman FM, that were interpreted to mean that he had called for members of the Ga and Ewe tribes to be killed in the Ashanti Region.
His remarks provoked outrage, with many calling for him to removed from Parliament.
The police also charged him with treason, genocide and terrorism, but an Accra Circuit Court later acquitted him of the charges.