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Politics of Saturday, 22 October 2016

Source: Kwadwo Baah

NPP's Parliamentary candidate Appiah-Kubi exposed

The Parliamentary Candidate for NPP in Asante Akyem North, Andy Appiah-Kubi has been exposed by his party incumbent Member of Parliament Hon. Kwadwo Baah Agyemang.

The National Commission for Civic Education organized their debate which precedes every elections for parliamentary candidates and this year's was held today, 21st October, 2016 at the Community Center. The candidates who participated were, Mary Awusi who is contesting of the ticket of NDC, Andy Appiah-Kubi for NPP, Ernest Owusu Bempah for NDP, Emmanuel Adama for CPP and Samuel Anyan-Kusi an Independent Candidate.

The debates covered various platforms of the society and the community specifically the Fulani menace, Education, Health and other social intervention programs.

When the NPP Candidate was asked how he's going to address the health needs of his people when voted to represent them in Parliament, his response surprised the audience when he alleged that he's not going to misappropriate funds allocated for health development for the community and share with his cronies as the MP did. His allegation sparked the NPP supporters who were around to call the MP, Hon. Kwadwo Baah Agyemang who wasn't at the programme at that particular time to drive in and respond to the allegations by his Party's Candidate.

The MP set the records straight by outlining what he used his NHIS Fund for during his term as the Member of Parliament since January 2013:

1. Purchase of an Ambulance for Juansa Health Center, the hometown of the NPP Parliamentary Candidate, Andy Appiah-Kubi.

2. Building a Clinic facility at Wioso to serve the Meenam-Wuraponso-Wioso Community which is ongoing and would be completed by next month.

3. Supporting various health screening exercise organized by various associations within his Constituency.

4. Purchase of flatscreen TV for Agogo Hospital OPD.

5. Supporting various health advocacy campaigns organized by the district health service

6. Completed the extension works (roofing and furnishing) of Akutuase CHPS compound

The audience couldn't wait for the MP to end his revelations, those who for the first time heard this development and contributions by the MP started applauding him and Andy Appiah-Kubi realizing he has been exposed, signaled his supporters to hoot at the MP, an act which attracted the fury of some supporters of the MP who were at the venue of the debate and this brought the program to an abrupt end. The presence of the police couldn't terminate the disorderliness of the audience.

The moderators for the program who were disappointed at the behavior of the NPP Parliamentary Candidate didn't concealed their displeasure after initially cautioning him that the way he was signaling his supporters to heckle anyone who tried to speak was very distasteful. One of the moderators of the program, a Reverend Father of Agogo Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Father Matthew Adusei Poku who wanted to intervene to calm the nerves of Mr Andy Appiah Kubi was met with rejection and the PC snubbed him n walked over him and left the Community Center unceremoniously.