[ 2012-04-17 ]
Agyapong’s comments were treasonable, genocidal- Kpessah Whyte
A political analyst says comments by the Assin
North Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong are
not only treasonable but “genocidal.”
Dr. Michael Kpessah Whyte said the comments could
land Mr Agyapong at the International Court of
Justice for prosecution.
“I think that comments were genocidal in many
ways,” Whyte said, citing the International
Convention on genocide.
He was speaking on the arrest of Assin North MP,
Monday for comments he made on his own radio
station, Oman FM, Friday.
The Kennedy Agyapong is under investigations for
possible treason after declaring war on what he
says were unprovoked attacks on New Patriotic
Party supporters and activists by thugs of the
ruling party in the ongoing biometric registration
His lawyer, Atta Akyea said his client’s comments
were merely “metaphorical” with no ill motives.
But the political analyst and Research Fellow at
the Institute of African Studies said Agyapong’s
comments were not only treasonable but genocidal.
“It is genocidal in the sense that if you look at
the International Conventions on genocide it
clearly states that any attempt or act to destroy
or cause bodily harm or more or less kill any
particular ethnic, religious group of people is a
genocidal offence for which the individual
involved needs to be tried," Kpessah Whyte said.
He said the MP referred to specific ethnic groups-
Gas and Ewes in his comments which made it even
more worrying and dangerous given that country was
inching closer to the December elections.
He wondered why the MP would make such ethnic
explosive comments especially when there were
different ethnic groups supporting the NPP.
He hinted individual could take on Kennedy
Agyapong at the International Court of Justice
even though "philosophically" he is against
Africans being paraded at the Hague.
Kpessah Whyte would not agree to Atta Akyea’s
interpretations to the comments, saying he could
have used different and milder words to explain
the same issue.
He said the police must be allowed to prosecute
the case, noting that Ghana is bigger than one
Meanwhile the Chairman of the New Patriotic Party
has called for an even application of the law.
Jake Obetsebi Lamptey said if the Assin North MP
is deemed to have infringed the law, the law will
deal with him.
He was however baffled that Kennedy Agyapong would
arrested and detained by the police for making a
comment on radio when others who he claimed were
wielding cudgels and cutlasses on streets
butchering others were sleeping soundly in their
“Once the law is applied evenly, this country will
be a peaceful country,” he said.
Source - MyjoyOnline
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Dear readers, just google the meaning of treason. He shouldn't be release until court decided and also his radio station Oman fm should be shout down as soon as possible. I blame Nana Addo is also part of it for his dirty pronouncement all die be die.
King,London , King,London 2012-04-17 (04:19:38)