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Call legislator to order - Ark Foundation

Hon Agyapong remarked in Kumasi that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei was appointed in exchange for sex.

Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong
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Her comments come in the wake of remarks by Hon Agyapong that the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei was appointed in exchange for sex.

The controversial MP is reported to have made this remark while addressing supporters of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Asokwa, a suburb of Kumasi.

Reacting to the statement on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Wednesday, Mrs Dwamena-Aboagye described the comments as “very unfortunate” especially coming from a Member of Parliament.

“I think it is most unfortunate. As a woman, I’m incensed. This is not only defamation, it is assassination of character. You can disagree with somebody on their policies, you can talk about what they are doing wrong rationally; but this is below the belt. It’s as though we are back to the middle age where people had no respect for women. Do all women sleep their way to the top? I think it’s very unfortunate and somebody must call him to order.

“This person is supposed to be an honourable MP and consistently, he comes up with statements that make us question how he got there in the first place. He may have his qualities but he has no right. This is totally against the human right of Mrs Charlotte Osei,” she said.

Mrs Dwamena-Aboagye has therefore called on the party and religious leaders to call Mr Agyapong to order, adding that the honourable MP should admit that his utterance was in bad taste and apologise subsequently.

“People are working to ensure that women are dignified and then somebody who is supposed to be a leader comes out and in few sentences, destroys all efforts done in the past. It’s totally wrong.

“I’m calling on our leaders, be it religious or political leaders to let Hon. Kennedy Agyapong know he cannot continue to say the things he says in the country with impunity and get away with it,” she noted.

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