The Member of Parliament for Assin North says comments he made about the Electoral Commission’s Chairperson which earned him widespread condemnation, were made in jest.
Kennedy Agyapong explained on Adom FM’s morning Show ‘Dwaso Nsem’ the comments were blown out of proportion especially by the media which took his light-hearted comments out of context.
The Assin North legislator, noted for fiery speeches and controversial statements, refrained from saying anything further when host of ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Captain Smart probed further.
‘I don’t want to talk about it,’ he stated.
While addressing some New Patriotic Party faithful at a campaign launch in Asokwa in Kumasi, Mr. Agyapong was reported to have suggested that the EC Chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei was behaving as if she traded sexual favours for her job.
He has been panned by many women’s groups some of which have petitioned Parliament to sanction the legislator for making such unsavoury comments about the EC boss.
After over a month of silence on the comments, Mr. Agyapong says the statement was meant as a joke.
‘If anything bad will ever happen in this country, the media should be blamed, not politicians…On that day, I jokingly made that statement after my submission and the media picked that portion and played it all over the airwaves as if that was the only thing I said but these things do not help this country,’ he clarified in his native language, Twi.
Kennedy Agyapong indicated that he has nothing against the EC Chair, provided she does the right thing in the organisation of the upcoming elections.
Source: myjoyonline.com 10-08-2016