The media is not our enemy; sometimes we slip’ – Afenyo begs for Kennedy Agyapong

The Deputy Majority Leader and MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has offered support to Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, who has been referred to Parliament’s Privileges Committee for allegedly threatening the life of a journalist.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Mr. Afenyo-Markin, who has served as legal counsel for the Assin Central MP in a similar invitation to the Privileges Committee, described his colleague’s conduct as a slip.

“The media is not our enemy. We are not enemies to ourselves. Sometimes we slip,” the Deputy Majority leader said.

“What is important is for us to take steps or remedy, or resolve when these things happen. We are all human,” he added.

Mr. Afenyo-Markin indicated that Mr. Agyapong has been engaged regarding the incident, adding that “I have received very positive responses from him, and I have no doubt in my mind that steps will be taken to deal with the matter, so there won’t be the need to go into the long haul.”

The MP for Tamale North, Alhassan Suhuyini, a one-time journalist, made the request on the floor of Parliament for the Assin Central legislator to be referred to Parliament’s Privileges Committee over the threats he made.

Mr. Suhuyini argued that the threats from Mr. Agyepong, who doubles as the Chairman of the Defence and Interior Committee of the House, on the life of the journalist were a dent in the reputation of Parliament.

Sometimes the media can become your enemy. Some media hoping Ghana are so bias and polarized that they don’t even know what the responsibility of the work is. We have power fm , accrafm and tv xyz as a media that supports only Ndc so whatever he government does is not good since it’s their political affiliated party. Same can be said about oman fm and asaase radio.

This is how the media becomes the enemy of some targeted persons

So Kennedy Agyapong is the Chairman of the defense and interior committee of parliament? No wonder the police and the military are on his beck and call. Such an abuse of power and state resources. He uses them anyhow he deemed fit and even the commander-in-chief has no say.

Such a dishonorable way to represent your people.