Some Parliamentarians on Wednesday morning had to physically restrain two of their colleagues as they took turns to trade insults on the Floor of the House ahead of sitting.
Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong was confronting his Asawase colleague, Muntaka Mubarak, who has moved a motion on the Floor for the second time referring the vociferous NPP member to Parliament’s privileges committee.
According to Joy News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Joseph Opoku Gakpo, the two of them met in the lobby of the House’s where some exchanges ensued.
Obviously unhappy, Mr Agyapong who took offence,confronted Mr Muntaka Mubarak, raising issues with his utterances and suggesting he should be referred to the privileges committee.
The exchanges in the lobby ended and the two parted ways.
Mr Mubarak took a seat in the chamber where he sits as the Minority Chief Whip before the day’s session starts.
Mr Agyapong then walks into the chamber in the company of some MPs on the side of the majority including Effutu MP, Alex Afenyo Markin. Suddenly, Mr. Agyapong is heard loud addressing the Asawase MP.
He charged at him with insults while he was restrained by some colleague MPs.
The Asawase MP responded as well at the top of his voice saying he will teach the Assin Central MP a lesson.
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Mr. Agyapong, has been referred to Parliament’s Privileges Committee for inciting the public against undercover investigator, Ahmed Hussein-Suale.
Mr Muntaka Mubarak who raised the issue on the floor of Parliament said his colleague was in contempt of the House for the behaviour he believes resulted in the death of the Tiger PI investigator
“I make this complaint of contempt of Parliament against my own colleague for the embarrassment and uncalled for comments and incitement of the public against a member of the public that unfortunately led to the death of the gentleman,” he said.
This is the second time Mr Agyapong has been referred to the Privileges Committee. In June last year, he was hauled before the Committee for describing the legislature as a useless place
In that instance, Mr Muntaka Mubarack said the Minority had evidence that Mr Agyapong called Parliament ‘useless’ and pushed for him to be dragged before the Privileges Committee.