The National Peace Council Chairman, Rev. Emmanuel Asante, has added his voice to the many Ghanaians who have called for the resignation of Awutu Senya East MP, Mavis Hawa Koomson, after she admitted firing a gun at a voter registration center in her constituency.
Rev Asante who was speaking in an interview with Accra based Citi FM said, “If she doesn’t do that, the President must terminate her appointment,”.
He added that parliament must take interest in the subject and probe into the circumstances under which she fired the weapon.
“The privileges committee must take this seriously because she had brought the name of Parliament into disrepute,” he remarked.
Rev. Asante stressed that the MP’s conduct was unconscionable.
“As far as I am concerned, there is no justification for what she did, especially as a lawmaker breaking the law,” he said.
Ahead of the polls later this year, Rev Asante urged political leaders to set good examples for their followers.
“There is no reason why our election should be characterized by violence and the leaders… must lead the way in terms of what they do and in terms of what they say.”
After the confrontation which led to gunshots being fired and motorbikes being burned, Mrs. Koomson explained that she fired a warning shot in self-defense.
Four persons were arrested in connection with the incident on Monday. They have since been granted a total of ¢120,000 bail by a court in the Central Regional capital.
The Regional Police Command also said it has started processes to invite the lawmaker for questioning.