Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, has for the first time opened up his pending case of contempt.
Speaking on the edition of the Seat Show on Net2 TV on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the MP revealed that some members of his own political party called on his lawyer, Kwame Gyan, to impress him to leave him to his fate.
The case is not over with all those calling my lawyer to leave me alone to be gaoled, so I’m not going to say anything about it. “If you’re not brave, you’re not going to support the NPP because I have members of the NPP calling my lawyer to ask him why he’s not going to leave me so that I get gaoled,” he said.
However, Mr. Agyapong referred to a quote in the Bible and said that the criticism and sabotage of individuals within his party is something that is required.
The Bible says that any leader who some of his people may not criticise implies that he is not doing anything right. So, obviously, you’re going to get people who you don’t like,’ he said.
The powerful NPP member said it is because some people fear that he may nurture a presidential ambition and claimed that he is more concentrated on expanding his businesses, making more money and creating job opportunities, revealing why individuals within his own political party would be after his head.
They are saying that I, Kennedy Agyapong, want to become President. Just offer me a job so that I can make some money and open sectors. I want to be president of Tema (industrial area) instead, if you know the industries I am building up. There are those who want to be president, give me contracts, case closed. Stop the envy and ask me to be imprisoned for contempt for how long will I even be imprisoned? “He inquired.
A High Court Judge, Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni, verbally assaulted the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, on the same Net2 TV, for issuing an injunction against him in a land dispute.
The tirade of the MP on live television went so far as he called the judge a “fool” for whom a high court ordered him to come and justify why he should not be prosecuted for contempt.
In a related development, the MP ‘s lawyers won an appeal at the Supreme Court, which asked Justice Wuntah Wuni to step aside from chairing the MP’s contempt case on Wednesday October 14, 2020.