Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Agyapong, says members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had planned to “destroy” the inauguration and swearing-in of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday.
According to him, he had received intelligence long ago that the NDC had planned to drag the process of nominating the Speaker of Parliament leading to the delay of the swearing-in of Akufo-Addo.
He added that it was for that reason that he and other NPP members decided not to respond in similar fashion and allow the NDC to have their way.
“I didn’t want to destroy Akufo-Addo’s swearing-in that is why I sat down quietly and observed the NDC members,” Mr Agyapong said in a radio interview on Oman FM Friday morning.
“We [NPP] could have fought…but it would have dragged and affected the swearing-in of MPs-Elect and eventually the President and his Vice-President’s swearing-in, that is why we from the NPP side decided to be quiet to let the NDC members have their way,” he said.
He said he was seen not participating in the chaotic scenes because his mantra was for peace that is why anytime he is seen talking with emotions, it always has to do with “fighting for peace, when somebody has been cheated, when I’m fighting for the vulnerable.”
“So why would I go and start something that will “destroy the peace we have.” That is why I was seen sitting down quietly, Mr Agyapong added.
“I always stand for peace and truth” and so looking at the youthful exuberance from the NPP side, “they were waiting for a command, to also retaliate, but what would have happened to President Akufo-Addo? That is why I kept quiet.”