General News of Saturday, 20 April 2013
Source: The National Democrat
The acerbic-tongued New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin North, Kennedy Agyapong has advised the youth of the country to “choose the easiest death by taking to the streets and be killed” for the sake of the NPP.
Speaking on Tuesday morning on his Madina-based TV station, NET 2, the NPP firebrand said considering the happenings of the times, the youth of the country ought to take their destiny into their own hands and rise up to defend themselves against the Mahama Government, advising them to eschew fears.
“The easiest death is to go out on the streets against this government and be shot and killed,” Mr Agyapong said.
According to him, if one “is diagnosed with cancer or other dangerous disease and is bed-ridden, all kinds of things happen including easing yourself on the same bed that you sleep on and wetting your own bed,” and so “you the youth, choose to die on the streets; that is the easiest death.”
Not even signals from the NET 2 TV production crew would make the MP recoil into his shell and refrain from the indecent and intemperate language: “I can see your production crew signaling me to tone down. Tone down on what and for what?” he asked.
Inciting the youth, Mr. Agyapong declares, “You the youth must defend yourself; go out onto the streets and demonstrate. Look, the easiest death is for you to go onto the streets and be shot and killed. The easiest death is for you the youth, to go out there and die.”
Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo was next to bear the brunt of Kennedy Agyapong, imputing corruption on his part and virtually calling him a thief who was hiding under the cloak of Christianity and executing shady deals.
“Ofosu-Ampofo claims even if President Mahama does not give him any appointment, he is not going to be poor in life, and this is a Pentecost Church Elder,” Mr. Agyapong quizzed.
“Look, the Church of Pentecost must call some of these Elders to order. These Pastors and Ministers know the kind of things that these businessmen, who are Elders and claim to be Christians in these churches, do. They are destroying this country,” Mr. Agyapong said.
“…I will continue to talk and nobody can stop me from speaking,” the NPP MP boasted.
It will be recalled that Nana Akufo-Addo, the defeated presidential candidate for the NPP in the 2012 general elections declared an “all-die-be-die” war cry ahead of the 2012 general elections, implying that the NPP would use all means possible to win power. He had previously warned that if the results of the 2012 elections did not go in his favour and the NPP, the party would ensure that Ghana suffered violence.
It is, therefore, no wonder that Nana Addo’s able lieutenant Kennedy Agyapong has consistently made inflammatory statements, used foul language and has incited ethnic and tribal groups in the country to indulge in violence against one another.
However, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo in an interview with The National Democrat, denied ever making any statement to the effect that if President Mahama does not give him any appointment, he [Ofosu-Ampofo] would not be poor in life.
He described the MP’s statement as pure lies and fabrications, born out of mischief and hatred.
On the charge of corruption, Ofosu-Ampofo said if Agyapong had any evidence to this effect, he is an MP and ought to use every available opportunity and constitutional means to prove his point.
Ofosu-Ampofo denied ever indulging in any corrupt activity and dared the MP to prove the contrary.