- Casely-Hayford who is noted for speaking his mind on topical issues, said the MPs have been taking "stupid decision"
- He has subsequently admitted he went over board and apologised
Social commentator, Sydney Caseley-Hayford has apologised to Parliament following some offensive comments he made against the House.
The financial analyst seemed to downplay the efforts of the House and suggested that the country did not need Parliament to thrive.
Speaking at the recent summit dubbed “The Economic and Political Rise of Africa” Mr Caseley-Hayford launched a tirade at the House, insisting Ghana’s Parliament was full of people who spend money in a “crazy” manner and pass “stupid laws”.
He went on to say that “the first thing I will do if I had the opportunity is to break down parliament,” adding that Parliamentarians “don’t think through” the decisions they take.
His comments appear to have landed him in hot waters, with Member of Parliament for Kumbungu in the Northern Region, Ras Mubarak, calling for him to be dragged before the House to face charges of contempt.
However, Caseley-Hayford has now admitted that his comments were in bad taste, and has rendered an unqualified apology to the House.
He told Starr News: “My comments went a little too far because, in the heat of passion of what we were discussing, it was important that I made a strong delivery and if parliament is upset because I used certain words that did not fly the content and crass of what I was trying to say [which] is still the very same thing I am saying now.”
He further stated that he will “reservedly render an apology” to Parliament while adding that he will also retract his comments in the media.
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