THE New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central in the Central Region, Kennedy Agyapong, has expressed fury about the behaviour of the General Secretary of the party, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, which he noted, had plunged the NPP into some kind of confusion.
According to him, he knew Kwabena very well and even campaigned for him during the Tamale congress that elected national officers for the party.
‘I told the delegates that even if Kwabena rode in a wheel chair, I will continue to campaign for him to ensure that he wins,’ Kennedy Agyapong stated.
He therefore, expressed shock at the alleged autocratic leadership style being exhibited by the General Secretary and the National Chairman of the NPP, Paul Afoko.
“Because I seriously campaigned for Kwabena Agyepong, it hurts me to see him and the Chairman being pushed around,” the outspoken NPP kingpin asserted. Kennedy Agyapong, who is part of the campaign team of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to the Western Region – was addressing a colossal crowd of NPP supporters at Tarkwa.
He predicted doom for the National Chairman and the General Secretary, stressing that the two had signed their own death warrants.
He recounted how he equipped the party from his own resources without making it public adding, ‘So no one can claim he is using his money for party business more than I have done and continue to do.’
According to him, ‘If Kwabena and Afoko joke with the party, they should mark it on the wall; they wouldn’t last a year; they will be removed.’
Kennedy warned the duo to learn from the misfortune of the previous national executives.
“If I were any of them, I would learn a lesson from what happened to Jake and his other executives,” he stated.
He was very optimistic that the NPP would win the next general elections, and warned that anybody who tried to dash the party’s chances of winning the 2016 elections would not find it easy.
Kennedy Agyapong praised the NPP supporters at Tarkwa for coming out in their numbers to welcome Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and promised the NPP activists in the region that he, together with the Regional Chairman, Nketsiah Dickson, would provide the necessary logistics for effective campaign towards the 2016 political exercise.
In a follow-up interview on Okay FM in Accra yesterday, the Assin Central MP launched attacks on former Chief of Staff in the erstwhile Kufuor administration, Kwadwo Mpiani and the former Minister of Health, Dr. Richard Anane, describing them as the troublemakers in the party.
According to him, the two former appointees are behind the unpopular administrative actions being executed by National Chairman and the General Secretary.
He expressed disappointment in Mr. Kwabena Agyapong for his unilateral actions which had incurred the wrath of some NPP members.
Kennedy Agyapong stated that there are four leading NPP members, including Kwadwo Mpiani and Richard Anane, who had sworn to destroy Nana Addo’s presidential ambition and have evil intentions against the 2012 flagbearer, but “he (Mpiani) is not God so their wish will never become a reality”.
Whiles declining to name the identities of the other two NPP stalwarts planning against Nana Addo, he however, revealed that the two are from the Ashanti and the Volta Regions.
‘Those who are pushing Kwabena Agyepong, especially Kwadwo Mpiani and Dr. Anane, to do all those disgraceful things in the party should be careful…
I am ashamed Kwabena Agyepong is doing the bidding of Kwadwo Mpiani, despite the resources I spent to campaign for him to become General Secretary,’ he blurted.
Dr. Arthur Kennedy, one-time Communications Director for Nana Addo’s campaign – who is currently domiciled in the United States of America – was not spared the wrath of the firebrand MP.
He (Dr. Kennedy) had indicated in a statement a couple of days ago that Nana Addo was behind the fracas that occurred early this week at the NPP’s Asylum Down national headquarters.
‘Arthur Kennedy should redirect his attacks to Kwadwo Mpiani because he is the wicked man destroying the party and not Nana Addo. ‘I have mentioned Kwadwo Mpiani and Dr. Anane as masterminding the chaos in NPP in order to stop Nana Addo from becoming President of Ghana; they have sworn on their lives that Nana Addo will not be President. They are four but I am withholding two for now and even with those two leading members, one is from the Ashanti Region and the other from the Volta Region,’ Kennedy Agyapong articulated.
FROM Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi
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