The Executive Director of the Africa Centre for Parliamentary Affairs (ACEPA), Dr Rasheed Draman has condemned the near brawl between Kennedy Agyapong and Sly Tetteh, lawmakers for Assin Central and Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfrom, respectively.
He asked the Members of Parliament to behave honorably as their title demands them to be.
It is unclear what caused the near fight between the two members of the majority side of the House on Thursday, February 13.
Speaking on this matter on the Midday news on 3FM with Beatrice Adu, Dr Draman said “We have to appeal to our members of Parliament to be as parliamentary and as honorable as as possible as their title directs them to be.
“Today, because of the power of technology and media whatever happens in every corner of Parliament is usually seen by all our citizenry, I think that the last thing that we want is to see our MPs who make laws and who tell every citizen that if you have any disagreement the best way to resolve that disagreement is to go through the proper channels laid out in a democracy like ours.
“Using your fists or your power of the body is not one of the procedures for resolving issues.
There was a near brawl between the Member of Parliament for the Assin Central constituency, Kennedy Agyapong, and the MP for Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfrom, Sylvester Tetteh, on the floor of parliament today.
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“Certainly, it is not parliamentary, we don’t want to see our MPs fighting in the House.”
Meanwhile, the two have been reconciled by the MP for Efutu, Alexander Afenyo Markin.
By Laud Nartey