When Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong came out to say that Mrs. Charlotte Osei, the chairperson of the Electoral commission, was rewarded the job after engaging in illicit sexual activities with a top official in the country, many asked for his head.
Now Mr. Agyapong has come out to explain that, the comment, which made headlines for weeks, was "a joke."
Two months ago, the Legislator uttered this bitter comment to supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Kumasi suburb Asokwa, which many women including Gender and Social Protection Minister, Nana Oye Lithur, Foreign Affairs Minister, Hannah Tetteh condemned.
Mr. Kennedy Agyapong speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ on Tuesday expressed surprise at the reactions to his comment.
“I said a lot of things on that day, even this one, I was joking, I immediately took my seat after making those comments…yes, I was joking…,” he said.
He however blamed Gender Minister, Oye Lithur for the ‘noise’ that accompanied the comment as according to him, the Minister was behind the numerous demonstrations and presentation of petitions to Parliament.
“There is an element of hypocrisy in this country. Nana Oye Lithur was orgainising and paying persons GHC20 to go and demonstrate against me because I have made comments against Charlotte Osei…,” he claimed.
The Member of Parliament said although he has nothing against Mrs. Charlotte Osei, he can still ‘defend himself easily’ by providing evidence if he is pushed further.