General News of Tuesday, 18 July 2017
President Nana Akufo-Addo has said his fellow party member Kennedy Agyapong does not “irritate” him, despite the Assin Central lawmaker’s incessant attacks on his own party.
“Regarding Kennedy Agyapong’s comments, I am not surprised at where he is going. I have been in the same party with Ken for many years and so I understand him and we know ourselves very well,” the president told journalists on Tuesday at the Flagstaff House.
“His comments do not irritate me, we can have different views on different matters and that is fine, but the statement on the appointments from the Central Region, I will not accept because I don’t believe it is true.”
Mr Agyapong, who is a major financier of the party, has accused the Akufo-Addo administration of sidelining him by not awarding him any contracts despite his contribution to the New Patriotic Party’s electoral victory.
He claims the government is rather awarding contracts to members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). He has threatened on several occasions to expose how the NPP won power in the 2016 elections.