Former Minister of Trade and Industry in the erstwhile Kufour administration, K.K Appraku has said his friend and MP for Assin Central, Ken Agyepong’s sex for job comment against the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission which the latter has said was a joke was a bad one.
He has asked the legislator to render an unqualified apology to the EC Boss, adding that such a comment should not come from someone who is supposed to be an honourable man.
Barely a month after the maverick MP made the hugely condemnable comment he has explained his claim that the statement was meant to be 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 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 to Bola Ray on Starr Chat Wednesday, Dr K.K Appraku who served in Parliament with Ken Agyepong as an MP stated that he will scold his former colleague anytime he meets him in person.
“I was alarmed by that statement. If indeed Ken Agyepong was making a joke, then he did not make a good joke. It is a very serious joke and to allow it to have gone for long as it has, if I were to see him I would have said …my brother that kind of joke is not appropriate for your stature and that of the person you thought you were making joke about. We don’t make such jokes publicly.”