Ken Agyapong’s conduct is equal to a mentally retarded person – Kofi Wayo
The Founder and Leader of the United Renaissance Party (UFP), Charles Kofi Wayo has called for the immediate dismissal of the Assin North Member of Parliament, Ken Agyapong from the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Kofi Wayo said the conduct of the lawmaker can only be equated to the behaviour of a mentally retarded person who does not think about the repercussion of his actions.
“It is obvious Ken Agyapong is suffering from mental instability based on his utterances. Is either he is mentally retarded or he’s got some psycho-pathological problems,” he added.
Kofi Wayo’s outburst comes on the back of inflammatory comments made by the Assin North MP inciting Ashantis against Gas and Ewes on Oman FM.
Ken Agyapong who is facing charges of treason felony, attempted genocide and terrorism act was granted bail in the sum of GH¢200,000 with one surety on health grounds.
But Kofi Wayo who was contributing to a panel discussion on the issue on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday, said Ken Agyapong must be hauled before the Privileges Committee of Parliament to explain the motive of his declaration of ‘war’.
He maintained that the Assin North MP’s continuous ‘explosion’ in public makes people think Parliament is a joke.
Kofi Wayo said Ken Agyapong has brought the name of Parliament into disrepute hence does not qualify to be in the august house.
The URP founder stressed that “if he [Ken] was in my party I would have suspended him because I fear God”.
He indicated that “the NPP must show to the world that they have some form of civilization and dismiss him[Ken] from the party because this is offensive to Ghanaians.”
Kofi Wayo advised the Assin North MP to use his money to provide basic social amenities like good drinking water, schools, healthcare and set up industries in his constituency to provide employment to his “poverty stricken constituents than propagating violence ahead of the December polls”.
Meanwhile, NPP MP for the Upper West Denkyira, Benjamin Ayeh, who was a co-panelist on the programme said Ken Agyapong has been quoted out of context.
He said the Assin North MP who has children from the Volta region has no intention to incite other tribes against Voltarians.
The Upper West Denkyira MP called for a seize fire on the issue since according to him, Ken Agyapong has shown remorseful for his action.
Ben Ayeh warned that attempt by government propagandists to blow the unfortunate ethnocentric comment by the Assin North MP out of proportion for political expediency could plunge the country into chaos