The Communications Director for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akomea, has revealed that MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has been advised by the party to apologise to the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission for his ‘sex for EC job’ comment.
He says the party did not only see the comment as “unfortunate” but also found it “regrettable” and have therefore asked Mr. Agyapong to apologise to Madam Charlotte Osei.
“The party has engaged him [Mr Agyepong] in the matter and the party has urged him to do the honourable thing,” he told Sampson Anyenini Lardi, host of Joy FM/MultiTV news analysis programme, Newsfile Saturday.
Mr Agyepong, while addressing some NPP faithfuls, accused the EC Chair Charlotte Osei of trading sex for her position.
The comment triggered severe backlash from leading female politicians, gender activists with some calling on parliament to have the outspoken NPP MP punished. A demonstration was also organised by some NDC women peeved at the sex-for-job comment.
Weeks later, the MP says his comment was a joke while speaking in an interview on Adom FM adding that he was not expecting the media to make a big deal out of the statement.
Mr Akomea believes the latest reaction of Mr Agyapong regarding the comment means he has regretted but says “I wish he would have done the honourable thing to apologise.”