The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central Constituency, Murtala Mohammed has said he prefers the title Comrade to Honourable.
Explaining why he wants to be addressed as Comrade Murtala Mohammed, he said the Honourable title in Ghana has no honour.
He stated that even Assembly members who lose in their electoral areas are still addressed as Honourables.
Comrade Murtala Mohammed, also added that for the conduct of some MPs like Kennedy Agyapong, it is a shame to be called Honourable.
“One of the reasons I insisted that I should not be addressed as honorable is because of the conduct of people like Kennedy Agyapong, it is such a pride to be associated and identified as an honorable but in our country, even when someone contests Assembly Man and loses, he is called honorable”.
“I expect honorable to be absolutely honorable but the conduct of characters like Kennedy Agyapong is dishonorable and there is no any pride wanting to be associated with that title .call me Murtala or Comrade Murtala. I do the work as I do as a representative of the people of Tamale Central, those titles mean nothing to me.
His comment comes after the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, referred Kennedy Agyapong to the Privileges Committee for threatening to beat and kill a Multimedia Group [Luv Fm] journalist.
The Assin Central MP confessed to stating that he would have had him beaten if he was president of the country but did not mention death as one of the ways the situation could be dealt with.
“Who is he? Which kind of human is he? Is he better than those who are dead? He is not better than them. I never said he should be killed. I said that if I were the president, I would have lashed him and beat the hell out of him. I never said anyone should attack him,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional Police Command says it has commenced investigations into the alleged threats on the life of Erastus Asare Donkor by Kennedy Agyapong.
A statement issued by the Police Command, signed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) David Agyeman Adjem, and copied the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Kumasi, said: “the petition is receiving attention.”
The alleged threat “is being investigated by the Regional Crime Officer and any further developments will be communicated,” the statement noted.
The police said they had resolved to protect every person in the Region, stressing that the authorities remained committed to this course.
“Let us allow the police to investigate the matter and not to inflame passion, and make comments that could ultimately mar the investigations,” the statement cautioned.