Some Parliamentarians on Wednesday morning had to physically restrain two of their colleagues as they trade insults on the Floor of the House ahead of sitting.
Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong confronted his Asawase colleague, Muntaka Mubarak, who had moved a motion on the Floor for the second time referring the NPP Member to Parliament’s Privileges Committee.
According to Joy News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Joseph Opoku Gakpo, the two of them met in the lobby of the House where the exchanges ensued.
Obviously unhappy, Mr Agyapong who took offence,confronted Mr Muntaka Mubarak, raising issues with his utterances and asking that he should be referred to the Privileges Committee.
The exchanges in the lobby ended and the two parted ways.
Mr Mubarak took a seat in the chamber where he sits as the Minority Chief Whip before the day’s session starts.
Mr Agyapong then walks into the chamber in the company of some MPs on the majority side including Effutu MP, Alex Afenyo Markin. Suddenly, Mr. Agyapong is heard addressing the Asawase MP.
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He charged at him with insults but he was restrained by some colleague MPs.
The Asawase MP responded as well saying he will teach the Assin Central MP a lesson and that he was ready for him.
Mr. Agyapong, has been referred to Parliament’s Privileges Committee for allegedly inciting the public against undercover investigator, Ahmed Hussein-Suale who was killed by unknown gunmen.
Mr Mubarak who raised the issue on the floor of Parliament said his colleague was in contempt of the House for the behaviour he believes resulted in the death of the Tiger Eye PI investigator.
“I make this complaint of contempt of Parliament against my own colleague for the embarrassment and uncalled for comments and incitement of the public against a member of the public that unfortunately led to the death of the gentleman,” he said.
This is the second time Mr Agyapong has been referred to the Privileges Committee. In June last year, he was hauled before the Committee for describing the legislature as a useless place.
In that instance, Mr Muntaka Mubarack said the Minority had evidence that Mr Agyapong called Parliament ‘useless’ and pushed for him to be dragged before the Privileges Committee.
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