Prof. Dodoo Apologises For Labelling MPs ‘ignorant’


Prof Alex Dodoo

Prof. Alex Dodoo, a lecturer at the School of Medicine and Dentistry of the University of Ghana, has apologised to Members of Parliament for describing them as “ignorant” over comments they made regarding the Ebola vaccine clinical trial.

The apology was made on Professor Dodoo’s behalf by his counsel, Yonny Kulendi when Parliament’s Privileges Committee summoned him on Tuesday.

“To the extent that this House whether correctly or incorrectly takes the slightest view that his comments were an affront to the dignity of this House, I hold his instruction to hold on record, Mr Chairman, his unconditional, irrevocable apology to this House. He honours this House and could not have been tendered to disrespect this House,” Yonny Kulendi told the Committee.

According to him, Professor Dodoo, as a citizen, holds this House in the highest of esteem. Therefore Mr Chairman, Prof Doudo could not and did not insult this House,” his lawyer said.

“Mr Chiarman, he will not do that, it is not even compatible with his status, his enlightenment, his character and even the kind of work he does to bring himself to the point that he can say something that is an affront or demeaning of this House,” he further explained.