Entertainment of Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has appealed to fellow business magnate and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Despite Group, Dr. Osei Kwame Despite not to sack radio/television personality, Valentina Agyeiwaah also known Afia Schwarzenegger from his company.
The controversial radio presenter last week attacked the Assin Central MP for allegedly to insult President John Mahama, his brother, Ibrahim Mahama and his mother.
“I’m not saying Mahama is the best or worst president ever in the country but if you want to attack him, attack his governance but don’t accuse his mother and brother of selling drugs” she stated.
She further questioned Kennedy Agyapong about the work he does aside politics. According to the peeved radio presenter, his Madina-based radio station, Oman FM has collapsed.
“Kennedy Agyapong, Ghanaians want me to ask you the kind of work you do. At times we are not able to tell people the truth straight in their face. Kennedy Agyapong what work do you do? That radio station which has collapsed? The station which I cannot tune in even though I stay around Madina?.” The attacks led to a response by the NPP firebrand on his station, Oman FM where he among other things threatened to release naked pictures of the presenter on social media.
The management of the Despite Group, owners of Okay FM have since penned an apology to the Legislator and his station, Oman FM.
“The structure of the Despite Group of Companies is not to malign, denigrate, insult or condone and support acts of insults against personalities in society.
“We hereby extend our unequivocal apology to the general public, Oman FM, Honourable Kennedy Ohene Agyapong and all other persons who may have been scandalized or have suffered in any way as a result of this incident” portions of the statement read.
And when the attention of Kennedy Agyapong was drawn to the statement on Oman FM Tuesday, he said he has ‘decided to let everything go and have compassion’ on the radio presenter.
“I will urge Despite to let her go and work. I know people won’t agree but we are now doing the job of President Mahama and I would have compassion on her…,” he said.
The MP further entreated Afia Schwarzenegger not to let anyone use her as a conduit to insult others.