The Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak-Muntaka, has apologized to the public over a near brawl with the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong.
Speaking at a media encounter in Parliament, Thursday, Mubarak-Muntaka said he couldn’t have done better by ignoring provocations from the Assin Central lawmaker considering the fact that he is also human.
Nevertheless, he said he felt so bad for his altercation with
“Two wrongs can never make a right. No matter the provocation one should restrain himself. A lot of people have called me and I told them I’m very sorry of what happened yesterday and wished it had never happened. As humans, some reservations are natural and it is not expected and as you know in Parliament itself, sometimes argument becomes very intense”, he noted.
He added “We are thankful that it didn’t get to fist exchange but it stayed at worstexchange. I pray that this never happens again with regards to what happened yesterday morning”.
There was a near brawl between the duo in Parliament, Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
Mr. Agyapong who has once again been referred to the Privileges Committee over his comments prior to the murder of undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale at the instance of Muntaka hurled insults at the Asawase MP on sight at the Speaker’s lobby.
He argued Muntaka was given the free way to speak ill of him on the floor yesterday because he was absent.
Mr. Agyapong called Muntaka a thief referring to his dismissal from the Sports Ministry by the late President Mills. In return, the Minority Chief Whip called Kenney Agyapong a drug dealer.
The heated exchanges between the duo moved from the lobby onto the floor of the chamber where the intervention of some colleagues was what it took to avoid physical exchanges.
Mr. Agyapong left with a promise to return to face-off with Muntaka.