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General News of Thursday, 31 January 2019


I’m sorry about the brawl – Muntaka begs Ghanaians

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The Minority Chief Whip of Ghana’s Parliament, Muntaka Mubarak, has rendered an unqualified apology to Ghanaians for the altercation he had with Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong in the chamber of the house on Wednesday.

According to him, the near-fisticuffs brawl in the chamber of parliament was an unfortunate incident that should never have happened.

The two MPs nearly engaged in fisticuffs on Wednesday, 30 January 2019 as they traded words.

Mr. Mubarak had dragged Mr. Agyapong to the Privileges Committee over his utterances against slain investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale.

Mr. Mubarak felt inciting violence against a citizen by an MP was wrong, hence should be sanctioned in accordance with parliament’s Standing Orders.

Speaking at a media encounter organized by Parliament's Public Affairs Directorate on Thursday, 31 January 2019, the Asawase MP said what happened was not in the best interest of the country's parliamentary democracy.

“I pray that this never happens again,” he said.

He added: “Each and every one of us is a leader in his own right...I feel very bad about what happened because two wrongs do not make a right. No matter the provocation, one should be restrained...I am really sorry about what happened yesterday and I wish it never happened”.