Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has thrown his support behind Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa after the North Tongu lawmaker resigned from Parliament’s Appointments Committee.
The outspoken politician said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) legislator acted within his fundamental rights and he sees no wrong with that.
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu tendered in his resignation letter from the Appointments Committee to the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin on 30 March 2021.
Describing his decision to willfully leave the Appointments Committee as difficult, he noted that he took the decision “after days of careful reflection and thoughtful considerations.”
He asked the Speaker to consider his resignation to take effect immediately.
Mr. Ablakwa noted that his decision to resign from the committee is “both personal and on principle”.
The former Education Minister further stated that he will be unavailable for the vetting of President Akufo-Addo’s nominees for Deputy ministerial positions.
Speaking on Adwenekasa on Original 91.9FM on Thursday, April 1, 2021, Kennedy Agyapong commended Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa for mustering the courage to leave the Appointments Committee of Parliament on grounds of principles adding that his bravely deserves to be lauded.
“He has the right to say that. I’m not a member of the Appointments Committee, so, I’m not privy to what influenced his decision to resign but I applaud him for that,” Kennedy Agyapong told Original FM’s Kwaku Owusu Adjei.
He added that “I applaud him for that, why not? The courage to utter his grievances is praiseworthy. He says it is against his principles what is wrong with that?”
The maverick politician further opined that Mr. Ablakwa’s resignation will be greeted with floodgates of criticisms, nevertheless, he would be exculpated in due course.
“They’ll chastise him but one day he will be vindicated. I don’t have a problem. That’s what his heart wants,” he averred.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana