NEW PATRIOTIC Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central in the Central Region, Kennedy Agyapong, has alleged that he is being targeted for assassination in Kumasi.
He claimed some people in Kumasi had hired thugs to take his life anytime he visits the Ashanti regional capital.
Mr Agyapong mentioned a certain Nana and another (Frimpong), both based in Kumasi, as those behind the attempts to end his life.
According to the MP, Nana and Frimpong had given GH¢8,000, as part payment to the people hired to kill him.
He alleged that the two people wanted him dead because they claimed he had passed derogatory remarks about Dr Richard Anane, the Nhyiaeso MP, and Kwadwo Mpiani, Chief of Staff in the Kufuor Government.
Kennedy Agyapong made it clear on Hello FM in Kumasi that Dr Richard Anane and Kwadwo Mpiani knew nothing about the plot to kill him.
The controversial MP was said to have escaped a similar assassination attempt earlier, when three of his alleged attackers were gunned down by the police.
However, the prime suspect who was arrested after the failed attack, had been granted bail by the police, raising suspicion about the weight of the persons behind the attack.
The Assin Central MP said a Kumasi-based legal practitioner, who is also a staunch NPP member, recently informed him about the plot to end his life.
Kennedy Agyapong disclosed that he had since then put a spotlight on the supposed hired assassins, whom he refused to give more information about.
He said he was aware of a series of meetings which had been held in Kumasi, with regard to ending his life whenever he visits the area.
Kennedy Agyapong intimated that he had not reported the matter to the police because he didn’t have confidence in them, as a result of the way they handled the earlier foiled attack.
The Assin Central MP said he was not moved or afraid of the clandestine moves to end his life ‘because their evil plans won’t work’.
According to him, the names of the hired assassins were on his finger tips but he would not make it public for strategic reasons.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi
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