Politics of Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Deputy Communications Director of the National Democratic Party [NDP], Ernest Owusu Bempah says the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is its own enemy and claims he predicted the party’s implosion a couple of months back.
According to him, he had earlier prognosticated that then aspiring National Chairman, Paul Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong are likely to “destroy” the party when given the opportunity to lead the party prior to the Tamale delegates’ congress.
“Can I say the devil has finally come home to roost? May I ask why is it that most NPP supporters are angry with their General Secretary Kwabena Agyei Agyapong ...I guess I've been vindicated,” he said.
Kwabena Agyepong [NPP Chief Scribe] incurred the wrath of many party activists when he asked Perry Okudzeto, Acting Director of Communications, to proceed on an accumulated leave and further announced new communicators without the approval of the National Executive Committee (NEC).
Some party gurus including national executives accused him [Agyepong] of running a one-man show, which according to them, is in violation of the party’s structure.
Others have also suspected that Mr. Agyepong has set the supposed “Agenda 2020” in motion to ensure that the NPP loses the 2016 general elections.
Owusu Bempah, also known as “Aboa Apapo” [Billy Goat], appears pleased to see the NPP’s internal wranglings deepen saying “NPP is in deep sh*t."
“They didn't believe me when I said I will use Afoko and Kwabena Agyapong to destroy that party and choose my own flag bearer for them and destroy them. We are getting there, also Mpiani has promise that information. It’s really gonna [going to] work and if it doesn't work we try our plan B with the help of that journalist.
“Ibrahim Mahama conversation on tape 13/08/14…NPP party is in deep shit,” he said.
The NDP man further stated that because of his unwillingness to side with the “evil agenda to ridicule, discredit and denigrate Sir John [Former NPP chief scribe]” he, together with Atik Mohammed were branded persona non-grata by Oman FM.
“Am calling on them [NPP] to go back and listen to Today’s Agenda/Boiling Point [Political talk show on Oman FM] Thursday 10th April, 2014. When I and my comrade Atik Mohamed predicted a Kwabena Agyapong general secretary will be a disaster for NPP.
“We were vilified, taken to the cleaners and the two notorious Oman FM hosts ganged up against us because I was blatant on my decision not be part of their evil agenda to ridicule, discredit and denigrate Sir John [Former NPP chief scribe] on their programmes and perhaps that broke the camel’s back on my decision not to have anything to do with Boiling Point and Today's Agenda on Oman FM; coupled with their grand agenda to wine and dine with JDM [President John Dramani Mahama] and my perceived enemies,” he claimed.
He stressed that the action of “Kwabena Agyapong is a glaring act of impunity…and arrogance… so they should go back and ask why those two hosts on Oman FM were so much interested and hell bent to make Kwabena Agyapong NPP General Secretary by running down Sir John with tapes."
“I am daring anyone to challenge me, I will expose them BIGTIME!!! NPP are their own enemies, people must get it straight that NDC has taken over that party and with the help of some rented journalists. I shall be back,” he declared on his Facebook wall.