Private legal practitioner Kofi Bekai has proposed that if President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia perceived Kennedy Agyapong’s confrontational remarks as a threat, they should personally initiate legal action against him.
Kennedy Agyapong became extremely agitated on Saturday upon learning that one of his associates had been ejected from a voting centre.
In a widely circulated video, he can be observed making threats against the two leaders in response to perceived attacks on his agents
He said, “President Akufo-Addo, I will give you a showdown in this country; I swear to God. Vice President, I will give you a showdown for chasing my agent away. I swear to God. You will hear what will happen here. I swear to God, I will challenge President Akufo-Addo big time.”
Addressing the matter, Lawyer Bekai, who was speaking on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM characterized these comments as regrettable. He pointed out that such remarks could be construed as threats, which are considered criminal offences.
Therefore, individuals who feel threatened have the option to seek legal recourse if they choose to do so.
“Threat in law is a criminal offence, and if someone threatens to kill you, you can report it to the police. The showdown comments sound like a threat, but this is an internal party matter, and Kennedy Agyapong may have spoken out of frustration. He could be pardoned if he appears before the disciplinary committee and expresses regret for his actions.
Several people have been expelled from the party for violating the party’s constitution. In some cases, even if the case goes to court over the dismissal of a party member, the court agrees with such actions, especially when the party constitution is followed.”