Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, A Walking Contradiction Who Seeks To Lead NPP And Ghana

Should The NPP Delegates And Ghanaians Take Him Serious?
Feature Article Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, A Walking Contradiction Who Seeks To Lead NPP And Ghana

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong is a Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He is also a well established business man who does not hide his wealth. The 'whole world' knows his worth in terms of businesses and money. He loves making money as a good business man. Reports indicate that he has benefited a lot in terms of contracts and other opportunities from this current New Patriotic Party's government.

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong has joined the race to contest for the flagbearership position of the party. This has come to many people as a surprise because he has said on many occasions that, he did not want to be a President of Ghana. He made it clear that he was only interested in making his money. In one of his interviews on Ghana television (GTV) breakfast show, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong had this to say when he was asked whether he wanted to be president of Ghana "I don't (want to be president) but I am capable)". In another interaction on GHone TV, he insisted that he did not want to be a president of Ghana, even when the hostess asked him many times. He said "I don't, no (want to be a President). I just want to be a very good business man". In one video in circulation, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong is visibly and emotionally rubbishing the position of the President and Vice President, saying "Ebi President I go chop?, Ebi Vice President I go chop? among other unsavoury comments. This is the type of man who is now all over the place campaigning vigorously and attacking his opponents and his own party to be a President of Ghana. He does not want to make money again as a very good business man? Describing him as a walking contradiction, I believe, will even be an underestimation as things unfold in this write-up.

On the issue of the current challenges of the economy and Ghana's going for the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Hon. Kennedy Agyapong once attributed the state of the economy to the once devastating COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. He vehemently defended the Vice President, H. E. Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on the state of the economy and attributed the world known external factors to the challenges Ghana is facing. In defending the Vice President, Kennedy Agyapong said "the Vice President once said when your fundamentals are weak, the exchange rate will expose you. Yes, it is true. But when the economic indicators globally are negative, Ghana's cannot be positive". He went further to say among others that "... look, in an era where there is a pandemic, it is everybody's burden". He even went further to cite example of how he used to buy certain things in America at Twelve Dollars in 2019 but purchased same at Twenty-one Dollars in 2022 (at the time he was making those comments). So, what has necessitated this recent attacks on the Vice President by Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, knowing very well that, the current economic challenges are global in nature? Why is Kennedy Agyapong now blaming Dr. Bawumia for the current challenges of Ghana instead of us taking collective responsibility as a party and government, after all, "it is everybody's burden"? This is a clear case of a man of double standard, walking contradiction and dishonesty. But, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong and his supporters should know that, the same tapes will be played against the elected flagbearer and the NPP as a party, by the main opposition NDC and their surrogates in the 2024 general elections, unless they do not believe they will win the primaries.

Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, who is now attacking the ultimate candidate, the delegates' choice, H. E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, once vouched for his competency and capability. He said this in April, 2021 "I will vote Bawumia as candidate if he is elected because I have worked with him in this government and I have seen that he is competent and capable of doing it". This means, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong knows very well that Dr. Bawumia is competent and capable of leading NPP to victory and as well competent and capable of governing the country as a President, just that he is playing with the minds of the delegates. But, his inconsistencies will be pointed out to you the delegates to make a good decision for the party.

Dear delegates, should you take such a person serious? I believe, it is a big no. Our respected delegates, 2024 elections is a very crucial one, that does not need a candidate who plays mind games and being economical with the truth. You have to decide on a candidate who values you, sacrifices for you, identifies himself with you and dignifies you but not the one who once described you and all NPP members as stupid and foolish. You remember, the same candidate was the one who even wondered why he was in NPP and now he is seeking your votes to lead the party he once discredited. He is a candidate who goes round boasting of his wealth and companies to you the delegates. When he visits you, ask him, how many delegates has he employed in his big companies? Let him know that, this contest is not about who is the richest man but is about who can lead the party to break the eight.

In conclusion, the delegates and Ghanaians are not ready for any consistent walking contradiction candidate, who may get up one morning as a President and ask the military to whip all Ghanaians excluding his family and by evening, he regrets his actions but by then, harm had been caused. The delegates should be careful with candidates who attack the party and government on which record we would be campaigning on, in the incoming general elections.

It is possible. In Shaa Allah
Thank you
Alhaji Salifu Hadara
A Patriot
Nalerigu - Gambaga Constituency
North East Region
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