Assin Central Legislator, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has been asked to apply wisdom in his utterances as an Honourable Member of Parliament (MP).
Captain Smart, who made the statement on his YouTube lived-streamed Smart Show said the MP’s position as Chair of Parliament’s Select Committee on Defence and Interior requires “much sense” to handle due to the sensitive nature of it.
Captain Smart said a fool, even when appointed for such office needs to recognise the sensitivity of the portfolio and acquire wisdom to man it well.
He made the statement based on the MP’s comments to get Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor physically assaulted for his testimony at the Committee of Inquiry on the Ejura disturbances that claimed three lives.
“We govern a nation with intelligent people not educated people. But in Ghana, the fools keep multiplying whilst the wise become scarce.”
“Even if you’re a fool, there are certain positions you need to acquire wisdom to handle. You don’t open your mouth just to say anything,” furious Captain Smart stated.
Speaking further, he said Mr. Agyapong’s statement disgraces the president who is the leader of the party that brought him to power and it was time he seasoned his tongue.
On Friday, July 9, 2021, Mr Agyapong was reported to have verbally abused and threatened to attack Mr. Asare Donkor, “for the journalistic work that the latter undertook during the recent shootings and killing incident at Ejura” on Net 2 TV, a television station owned by the MP.
The outspoken politician was filmed on a live programme which was widely published on social media platforms, stating that, “if he [Mr Agyapong] were President, he would have ensured that Erastus Asare Donkor is beaten mercilessly.”
Meanwhile, The Multimedia Group has filed a formal complaint against the MP for threatening the life of the journalist.
In the letter, dated July 13, 2021, addressed to the Deputy Regional Commander, Ashanti Region, the media group demanded security protection for Erastus Asare Donkor.
It also called for a thorough investigation into the threats issued by the legislator.