Running mate to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, Prof Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang has called for the law to deal with the Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong for using abusive words on judges and magistrates in the country.
In her interaction with Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) officials Thursday, she insisted that the judiciary must crack the whip just as it happened in the Montie trio.
Her comment comes after Mr Agyapong in an outburst used unprintable words to express his anger over a decision by a judge to grant an injunction against him without allegedly conducting due diligence during a television programme on Wednesday.
Among other things, the MP said he had a vendetta against judges in the country who abuse their power in their line of duty and threatened to ‘face the judge” who gave the verdict.
The Assin Central MP has rendered an unqualified apology to the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, judges and magistrates.
Commenting on the development, she noted that, the Montie trio who committed a similar offence in 2016 were dealt with in accordance with the law until then President John Mahama granted them clemency.
Therefore, it will only be fair, if the New Patriotic Party MP goes through the same process of being tried and fined or sentenced.
“If you are going to talk about name and shame, it should be consistent. If you are going to apply the laws, it should be consistent.
“So of another person does same and just comes to apologise so end of story. That is corruption and I want to see that also highlighted because we are not allowing us to abide by the rules of telling the truth.
“So these are the things that we should be very focused on in order to move otherwise it creates a kind of solipsism among the youth and that is dangerous because they are the future.”