The former speaker of Parliament and a member of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Council of Elders, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has urged the party’s leadership to, as a matter of urgency, call the outgoing Member of Parliament (MP) for the Assin Central constituency, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong, to order.

Professor Mike Oquaye’s comments come on the back of recent attacks from Mr. Agyapong on the minister responsible for Works and Housing and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bantama constituency, Honourable Francis Asenso Boakye, over the minister’s alleged collusion with the judicial services to sell state lands to private developers.

He then called on delegates to reject Mr. Asenso-Boakye in the party’s upcoming parliamentary elections.

“Kennedy Agyapong made a public statement that the elections were free and fair. In the interest of the party, I will think that the elders, of which I am one, and the national executive must put it on their agenda to ensure that everybody is put in a certain order,” the former speaker of the legislature stated.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Works and Housing, in a press release, said it “strongly refutes the allegation,” stating that “there has been no such sale of the property.”

“The facts are that the current developments taking place at the official residence of the late Justice Marful-Sau form part of the Government Redevelopment Programme (GRP),” the statement emphasised.

According to the Ministry, the GRP, which dates as far back as 1992, has since its inception, been widely implemented by successive Governments within the Greater Accra Region, specifically in Kanda, Cantonments, West Ridge and Roman Ridge.

It further explained that “on 14th May 2018, Cabinet approved a revised scheme regarding the GRP to include other neighbourhoods such as Osu Ringway, Airport Residential Area, and Labone.”

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