Charles Wereko-Brobby, a former CEO of the Volta River Authority has questioned the supposed long silence of President Akufo-Addo amid alleged threats issued by New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmaker Kennedy Agyapong on Mr Erastus Asare Donkor, an employee with the Multimedia Group’s Luv FM.
“The MP [who is a member of the New Patriotic Party] said if he was the president [he would have ensured that the journalist is whipped]. I think that should have been an opportunity for the president [Nana Akufo-Addo] to say that I am the president and I don’t subscribe to what you are saying. I think it is important for all of us to sometimes put aside partisan interest and say that this is wrong, patently wrong,” Wereko-Brobby said.
“When we always send a signal that there is a party position and another position, then I think we are doing our democracy and our people a lot of wrongs. So I expect the president that the same way he and all of us followed keenly the issue of George Floyd, he should condemn Kennedy Agyapong for this threat,” he added on Newsfile on Joy FM.
Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central in the Central Region is alleged to have called out the reporter, Erastus Asare Donkor, following the latter’s testimony before the committee probing the disturbances in Ejura in the Ashanti Region.
In a widely published video, Mr Agyapong is seen lambasting the reporter as he threatened to beat him if he were the President.
The mother company of Luv FM, The Multimedia Group, has already made a formal complaint to the police over the threat.
The legislator has also been referred to the Privileges Committee of Parliament.
This is the second time Kennedy Agyapong has been dragged before the committee.
We’re probing Kennedy Agyapong’s threat on Luv FM journalist – Police
Police in the Ashanti Region in a statement said they are investigating the issue.
“The petition is receiving attention and being investigated by the Regional Crime Officer, and any further developments will be communicated,” the Police in Ashanti said in a statement.
“Let us allow the police to investigate the matter and not to inflame passion and make comments that could ultimately mar the investigations,” police added in the statement.
SOURCE: Daily Mail GH and news agencies