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General News of Friday, 1 July 2022

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

No family member will serve in my government - 'President' Kennedy Agyapong

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Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has disclosed that in the event that he becomes president, no relative of his will serve in his government.

According to the lawmaker, he will contest to become president and when he does become, he will maintain a firm stance on discipline and anti-corruption.

Whiles emphasizing that he will not appoint any member of his family into his government, he said: “even my wife who is seated here (studios of a radio station), if my wife misbehaves as First Lady, she will revert to a housewife.

“No member of my family will serve in my government. When it is time to fire you, you will be fired,” Agyapong who has announced his bid to become the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer for the 2024 polls said.

He made the comments in an interview that took place on June 24, 2022 as a prelude to a programme in the regional capital of the Bono Region, where he was the main speaker.

The event was aimed at motivating the youth and sharing his experiences in life with them.

The current government is accused of 'family and friends' mantra - reference to the president appointing his relatives and close associates who he cannot discipline if need be.

The most recent call for the president to take action on an appointed relative is former President Mahama asking for Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta - a cousin of the President - to be sacked.

Ken Agyapong announces bid to lead NPP

Kennedy Agyapong made the formal announcement of his NPP flagbearership candidature via a Facebook video posted on the wall of the Announcer Newspaper in May 2022.

Among others, he touted himself as the best man to help the NPP break the eight – reference to retaining power beyond the two-term cycle under the Fourth Republic.

But long before this announcement, Agyapong had announced that he will quit the lawmaking chamber when the current term expires in 2025.

The August 2020 announcement meant that Agyapong had planned on quitting Parliament after 24 years representing the constituency located in the Central Region.

His main reason for quitting he said was partly out of disappointment and also from the will to allow another person to try achieving as much as he did during his tenure.

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