Assin Central Member of Parliament, Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has come out to explain his calm demeanour in Parliament amidst the chaos and ballot paper snatching.
Kennedy Agyapong stated that he was not ready to participate in any chaotic scene that will “destroy the peace we have” in the country, hence his reason for setting himself apart from the chaos in Parliament on Thursday.
On Thursday, January 7, 2021, many were surprised to see the outspoken Parliamentarian sitting down calmly and keeping to himself. He was one of many NPP MPs who maintained their cool during the altercation between both sides of Parliament.
According to the legislator he also “didn’t want to destroy Akufo-Addo’s swearing-in that is why I sat down quietly and observed the NDC members.”
“We (NPP) could have fought, but it would have dragged and affected the swearing-in of MPs-elect and eventually the President and his Vice-President’s swearing-in, that is why we from the NPP side decided to be quiet to let the NDC members have their way.”
Kennedy Agyapong alleged that there was a deliberate attempt by some NDC Members of Parliament to cause chaos and disrupt the swearing-in and inauguration of President Akufo-Addo.
As such, to avoid any delays which would have affected the swearing-in and inauguration process, some of the NPP MPs including himself decided to remain calm especially in view of the foreign dignitaries in the country who were invited to witness the event.