Still on Afia and Kennedy’s matter, the women in the Ashanti Region have reportedly petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Ajaho, to call Assin Central’s Kennedy Agyapong to caution on the negative remarks he made on the president and on radio Presenter Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, popularly called Afia Schwarzenegger,
According to the women, those statements are disparaging and hence has brought the president and the government to disrepute. They maintained that the Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP) disregarded the dignity of the parliament and that he should have shown some respect to the radio presenter.
The women gathered at a press conference in Kumasi to deliberate on how best to go about the issue. The spokesperson of the women group, Alice Anthony urged the women at the conference to rise up and speak against MP Kennedy Agyapong and his disparaging statements against the radio presenter
It had been a nonstop brouhaha, on the media between MP Kennedy and Radio presenter Afia. This unseemly truckload of insults started after the radio presenter roared at the MP for his disparaging remarks against President Mahama’s mother and brother. But the MP had fired back at her with lots of uncensored negative remarks. He, in a radio programme recently, described her among others, as a prostitute and a HIV patient.
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Womanhood Protection Group (WPG) had also condemned Kennedy Agyapong saying he has insulted the institution of womanhood, and should be asked to render an apology. WPG had pointed out that the New Patriotic Party always covers up his messy shortcomings, hence would not see it fit to issue any statement.
The Women for Justice are said to have attached a copy of the tape recordings of the insults to their petition and forwarded it to the Speaker for him to take prompt action against Kennedy.
In all, this is not so much of a surprising development as from time immemorial, insult to the female gender has never been taken lightly. If Donald Trump got more that he bargained for in insulting a woman, I think Kennedy should have known that men never get away with oppressing women.