General News of Friday, 27 February 2015
NPP firebrand and Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has made a startling revelation about his family, saying some of his relatives are ‘drugs dealers’.
He made the shocking revelation in an interview with Nana Aba Anamoah on TV3’s New Day Friday.
Responding to a question on whether he was a genuine businessman or had dealt in drugs before, Agyapong said: “Hell no…as for my relatives yes; my relatives have done it (drugs) and they linked me to it. But there are evidences there to show that I was not part of it…so me I am okay; I do a lot of things and I work hard”.
Agyapong added: “How would I know that my friend is a drug dealer…I can have a friend who will not tell me what he is doing. His business is his business. I will not poke my nose into his business”.
“I am a guy in town. You have a lot of politicians who are not exposed. They don’t go out there. Tomorrow there is a nice party out there and I will be there to mingle with ordinary people”.
The CEO for Kencity Multimedia – owners of Oman FM and Net 2 – also dismissed claims that he is a show-off.
“I don’t understand what people mean by show-off. You see, a PK seller on the street, and if I get this far, you want me to keep quiet? I have to speak to encourage young men and women to do same, that it is not only drug that can make you successful. I was selling PK, chocolate and the likes and still going to school.
“When I was washing plates in Germany where were you? When I was driving taxi in America where were you? When I was a gas attendant where were you? When I was working with Lawyer Asiedu’s Amnesty programme in New York where were you? Then you just think the guy has made money and therefore he is a drug dealer. I won’t accept it” the NPP member who also said he owns 108 houses in Ghana said.
He added: “You think I brag, but I don’t. I only give you my background; where I started and where I am going…I haven’t even achieved twenty percent so don’t say I am rich to get me off track.
“Why [can] somebody be a billionaire and I can’t be a billionaire; I got to work”.