NPP must condemn Ken Agyapong – Ace Ankomah

Private legal practitioner Ace Anan Ankomah has condemned the MP for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong over his unsavory comments targeted at the personality of the EC chairperson, Charlotte Osei.

He has also cautioned those who take delight in raining insults on the Electoral Management Body’s boss for political reasons to stop.

His comments come after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) firebrand launched a scathing attack on the EC boss, alleging that she was appointed in exchange for sex.

Lawyer Ankomah in a Facebook post said he expects the NPP leadership to muster the courage and unequivocally condemn the lawmaker’s unfortunate statements.

“I have read comments allegedly made about EC Boss Mrs. Charlotte Osei by an MP. I am deliberately not naming the MP because, these days, strange happenings on the Internet and social media makes one careful about the veracity of such stories. Or, maybe, the content of this story is so outrageous and sickening that there is a part of me that wishes it wasn’t true.

“But just for the records, I was in Legon when a Miss Charlotte Kesson-Smith (now Mrs. Charlotte Osei) also entered Legon, same faculty. Then School of Law. Then she worked as a TA at the Faculty. Then she attended the same Canadian grad school as I did, Queen’s University. Years later she worked as an Associate in my firm. Now she’s EC boss. When we celebrated our 25th anniversary, we were honoured to host her at one of the events as an alum that we are proud of.

“I have two daughters, and I hope that they will go pursue education, at least, up the level that Charlotte achieved. I believe that their mother, aunts and grandmother, and several other women are inspirations to them, encouraging them to be all they can be.

“I would go ballistic if anyone suggests, in the future, that they are only who or what they are and will become, for any reason other than personal attainment and achievement. And I will shoot anyone who says that other reason is sex.

“Charlotte has a dad too. Whether this story is true or not, he must feel as offended as I can only imagine I would be, if not more. I call on all well-meaning Ghanaians to speak up and out against this and any other denigration of women. The African woman works against considerable odds to attain heights that men take for granted. It is not allowed for her to be denigrated in this manner, simply because a person disagrees with her.

“I call on political parties whose members make such comments to have the guts, spine and cojones to condemn such statements too”.

Meanwhile, a Deputy Communications Director of the NPP, Anthony Abayifa Karbo has told Kasapa FM the party will not condemn its eccentric MP for Assin Central. According to Mr Karbo, who has also been cited in the past for issuing threats on campaign platforms argued that Agyapong does not speak for the NPP, as such his comments does not represent the party’s position.


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