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General News of Saturday, 23 March 2019


‘Stop bragging and work on our poor roads’ – Assin Central NDC to Ken Agyapong

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The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Assin Central constituency in the Central Region have descended heavily on their Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong, asking him to make himself useful to residents of the area.

The NDC believe the behaviour and utterances of the MP bring shame to their “underdeveloped” constituency.

Speaking to Kwame Minkah on Ete Sen on Radio XYZ 93.1, the Communication Officer of the NDC in the constituency, Emmanuel Abdoni, observed that the MP is always found bragging on radio and television platforms about how he has helped people earn a living yet his constituency lacks development.

“Our MP has outlived his usefulness because since he was voted into power almost 20 years ago, he hasn’t helped bring development to this constituency. Our roads are bad and instead of him to help us get our share of the national cake, Mr Kennedy Agyapong rather channels his energy to verbally assaulting people,” he explained.

He continued that the constituents have lost confidence in the vociferous MP because they believe he does not work in the interest of those that voted for him.

“Even the road to his residence in the constituency is very bad yet he goes around bragging. Today I am telling everyone that our MP is not useful in the constituency to demand another term,” he added.

It will be recalled that Mr Agyapong stated in an audio tape that has gone viral recently that he would not run for the seat again because his party “used and dumped” him and added that he would not fund the party’s campaign in the region anymore.

However, Abdoni, said it was a “strategy” to court sympathy so that he will not face stiff opposition in the NPP’s upcoming primaries.

“He has been saying that for a very long time. He always say he won’t contest the seat and later line up chiefs to his house and beg him to contest. That is how he score points to emerge victorious at their primaries,” Abdoni alleged.

To them, they will hit the streets against Mr Agyapong if he fails to apologise for some comments he made that his party contacted him to malign ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas in the media.

Below is a statement from the party;

The Assin Central NDC has learnt with utter shock and dismay, the recent utterances of our Member of Parliament, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong during the inauguration of the NPP Youth, Women and Nasara wings of the Assin Central Constituency on Sunday, 17th March, 2019 at Assin Nyankumasi. It has since been obvious that Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has become a liability and albatross on the neck of the people of Assin Central and he has outlived his relevance as an MP.

Not long ago, the internationally recognized investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas released a video that exposed corrupt activities at GFA which indicted the President, vice president and Kennedy Agyapong himself. After the release of the said video, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong also released a video titled “WHO WATCHES THE WATCHMAN” in an attempt to also expose Anas which didn’t yield any results. He churned out a lot baseless accusations against Anas which we in the NDC cautioned him to concentrate his energy on pursuing things that will bring development to the people that voted him to Parliament.

But in his speech last Sunday, he confessed that all he has said about Anas and his team were untruths and that he has been used by his party to do dirty works and perpetuate falsehood. Isn’t it extremely disgraceful for Hon. Kennedy Agyapong to publicly admit that he has been used by his party, the NPP to do diabolical jobs? Where lies his dignity and integrity?

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong was also heard saying he will not contest again but quickly made a U-turn to accept that he will contest when a group of hired NPP women appealed to him to rescind his decision. Only ignoramus will believe this ancient strategy he has been adopting. The last time he claimed the chiefs begged him to contest and now a group of NPP women are begging him to contest. The NDC Assin Central is focused on winning the Parliamentary seat come 2020, irrespective of who is contesting on the ticket of the NPP.

We have heard rumours about the cessation of Hon. Kennedy Agyapong’s monopoly within the NPP in Assin Central. Information gathered indicates that people are lacing their boots to contest him in the upcoming NPP parliamentary primaries to ensure that he does not contest unopposed as has been the case always.

Kennedy Agyapong has been an MP for almost 20 years and he has not been able to rent nor build a befitting office for his party in the constituency. It took a member of the NPP (Mr. Kuttin) to rent and furnish an office for the NPP in Assin central. This shows how incompetent Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has been even in his own party let alone the entire constituency.

Our MP is noted for comments and actions that has only brought shame, hatred and under development to the people of Assin central including but not limited to the following;

1. Insults and attacks on the person of the former EC Boss, Charlotte Osei.

2. Denigration of Parliament where he belongs to currently and being fed.

3. Inciting violence on investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale by and showing his pictures which probably led to his murder.

4. The claim that the good people of Assin are lazy hence the collapse of his company when it’s of public knowledge that he mismanaged his own company.

5. Recent verbal assault on the Central Regional Minister and the Central Regional Police Commander



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