The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong has explained his claim that the Electoral Commission’s (EC) chairperson Mrs. Charlotte Osei offered sex for her position was “a joke.”
“I said a lot of things on that day, even this one, I was joking, I immediately took my seat after making those comments…yes, I was joking,” the controversial legislator said on Adom FM on Tuesday.
His backtrack comes two months after he made the claim while addressing supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Asokwa in Kumasi.
His comments attracted widespread condemnation as majority of Ghanaians called on him to substantiate his comments. He further vowed to expose more dirt on the EC boss if he was dared.
Some prominent Ghanaians including the Gender and Social Protection Minister, Nana Oye Lithur, Foreign Affairs Minister, Hanna Tetteh and several women groups also condemned his comments.
Some women groups and Queenmothers also petitioned Parliament to sanction him.
But speaking on ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Tuesday, Mr. Agyapong blamed the Gender Minister, for instigating the numerous demonstrations and wave of criticisms that followed his comments.
“There is an element of hypocrisy in this country. Nana Oye Lithur was organising and paying persons GHC20 to go and demonstrate against me because I have made comments against Charlotte Osei,” he claimed.