Kennedy Agyapong has grounded my campaign – Nana Akufo-Addo
5/2/2012 10:01:21 PM -
The flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has lamented over the bad effect of the genocidal comment made by Kennedy Agyapong, the NPP Member of Parliament for Assin North, on his presidential campaign.
He made this observation in a crisis meeting with his inner-circle at his campaign headquarters in Asylum down, Accra after he quietly sneaked into town last Saturday night from a trip abroad.
A source close to the meeting hinted The True Statesman that Nana Akufo-Addo expressed worry over the party's poor handling of the Kennedy Agyapong issue.
He also expressed his displeasure at the way the party handled the backlash it received from civil society, the Christian community, traditional leaders and ordinary Ghanaians on the back of Kenndy Agyapong's hate speech.
The source further hinted that, at the time Nana Addo thought his campaign was in full gear with his policy statement on education, everything has grind to a halt as a result of Kennedy Agyapong Kill all Ewes and Gas in the Ashanti region' comment.
'The idea was to keep the Woyome saga on top of our national discourse for a long time to come, and all of a sudden we are back to square one. Where do we go from here,' Nana Akufo-Addo is reported to have said in a meeting which was also attended by his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
It would be recalled that Kennedy Agyapong who has the penchant to talk loosely without any recourse to reasoning and common sense, publicly called on Asantes to bloodbath Ewes and Gas.
The evil intentioned statement by Kennedy Agyapong which has the tendency of plunging the country into an unnecessary war roundly received condemnation from some right thinking and peace-loving Ghanaians except his own NPP folks who do not see anything wrong with what he said.
This was a highly volatile and divisive statement ever to come out from the mouth of any living politician in Ghana. But strangely enough the NPP folks saw nothing wrong with it when some of their leading members went on air to defend Kennedy Agyapong's reprehensible comments.
Nana Akufo-Addo sensing danger and the pressure that is being brought to bear on him to condemn one of his trusted agents, quickly sneaked out of town and only returned last Saturday night, and has since not make any public comment on the matter.
The True Statesman