Actress Lydia Forson has condemned the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, for making disparaging remarks about the Electoral Commission boss, Charlotte Osei.
Agyapong told party supporters at a rally in Kumasi that Madam Osei landed her job by giving sexual favours.
The remark has provoked outrage, with many Ghanaians expressing disgust at his conduct.
Commenting on the development in a post on her blog, Lydia Forson said she did not understand the outrage that Agyapong’s remarks have provoked because he had said similar things in the past without attracting criticism.
“You created him, you urged him on, you cheered him each time he went lower than the last, you revered him, you feared him and in the end you helped create the monster that he pretends he is. You gave him ears, air time, screen time and an atmosphere to operate.
“In the end you helped create a man who’s a sum total of the majority of thoughts, believes (sic) and actions of a largely mysoginist (sic) society ruled by men," she said.
She also condemned what she described as “selective activism” in criticising Agyapong.
According to her, when the MP insulted radio presenter Afia Schwarzenegger, nobody stood up to defend her.
“Suddenly Feminists and Activist have come out of the woodworks to condem (sic) his statements and support the EC Boss. Why are you suddenly finding his words offensive and out of line? What took you so long and where were you all this while” she said.