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General News of Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Source: adomonline

'Afoko, Agyepong bribed to sabotage Akufo-Addo' - Kennedy Agyapong

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyepong has accused the party’s national chairman, Paul Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong of taking bribes to sabotage the fortunes of the NPP.

The NPP firebrand, speaking on Adom TV’s ‘Badwam’ said the duo have been doing all in their power to drown the positive strides being made by the party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and other leading party members to win the 2016 elections.

“They have been taking bribes from the NDC, and that makes them think they are tough, their interest is [that] they are better off under an NDC government than when NPP comes to power, that is why Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong and their cronies are doing that…,” he said.

The in-fighting in the NPP resurfaced after party member, Baah Achamfour lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service about the alleged mismanagement of the party funds by the Treasurer, Abankwah Yeboah and First Vice Chairman Freddie Blay.

The fight gained new life when party General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong, claimed in several lengthy interviews that he had been sidelined by the flagbearer and his team.

Nana Akufo-Addo has since called for a ceasefire and urged the party to stop discussing NPP's internal affairs on radio.

But the NPP, Ken Agyepong said, has not known peace since April 2014 because Afoko and Agyapong, together with their aides, have been working to sabotage the flagbearer.

According to him, Paul Afoko has been leaking serious party information to pro-NDC media as a means of attracting favour from the government.

“Afoko has been taking anything in the NPP to radio, when you go to his house, you will only see pro-NDC newspapers in his house…why don’t you want us to speak the truth…Kwabena Agyepong and Afoko can go to hell…,” he declared.

He further claimed that the two have been meeting at the residence of former Chief of Staff, Kwadwo Mpiani, to strategise on how to sabotage Nana Addo.

“They always go for a meeting in Kwadwo Mpiani’s house and close at 2:00 am all to destroy Nana Addo…who was given Ghs10,000 to fix his wall after it collapsed after a rainstorm?” he quizzed.