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Opinions of Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

Apologising on Behalf of Kwabena Agyepong

While waiting for Mr Kwabena Agyepong, the General Secretary of the NPP, to render his unreserved apology for needlessly arrogating to himself powers of which he has no right to, and in the process abusing his office, I shall go before him to render an apology on his behalf.

Being his traditional father, a member of the Agona clan as his father, the late Justice Agyepong of blessed memory, from Asante Oyoko, was, I have every right to apologise to the NPP family and the entire nation on behalf of Kwabena Agyepong when he errs.

Kwabena, out of fear for his safety, although baseless as his presumption was, was compelled to unilaterally make certain authoritative decisions he had absolutely no claim to. The compulsive requirement of one Mr Okudzjeto to proceed on an annual leave with changes made to the security staff at the NPP headquarters, were all wrong.

His changes were probably not borne out of malice, but out of fear of insecurity, unfounded of course. Whatever his reasons and best intentions were, they are completely wrong. He cannot offer any better excuse than to reinstate those people he wrongly sacked and also, apologise to not only them, but also, the offended entire NPP family and the entire nation. He availed himself of excessive powers of which he had absolutely no entitlement.

Subsequently, I appeal to all those offended by the actions of Kwabena Agyepong to forgive him. He was wrong to have behaved the way he did, seemingly exhibiting youthful exuberance at a new post he thought to empower him to show off his ego similarly as a peacock would spread its tail feathers domineeringly.

My sincere apology goes to the NPP Executives, those persons he sacked, the entire NPP family and to all Ghanaians feeling annoyed and ashamed of his untimely and unfounded actions tantamount to abusing one’s powers.

I pray and hope that my heartfelt apology on behalf of my traditional son, Kwabena Agyepong, will be accepted by his victims and friends alike.

We have to learn to forgive, and to forget, the wrongs done to us by our fellow human beings when they sincerely apologise after realising their mistakes. Being the father, I have realised his mistakes, and so hopefully, does he.

Rockson Adofo