May 27, 2024

Kennedy Agyapong said the derogatory video was culled from a private meeting he had with some NPP communicators in Kumasi over the weekend

Member of Parliament for Assin Central and flagbearer hopeful of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Agyapong, has stated that he did not accuse members of his party (NPP) of “looting the country as if there is no tomorrow,” as captured in a video that has gone viral.

In a press statement issued today Wednesday, 4 October 2023, Kennedy Agyapong said the viral and derogatory video was culled from a private meeting he had with some NPP communicators in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, over the weekend, and that, it has been edited to purposefully create disaffection towards him (Ken Ohene Agyapong) and to bring the Akufo-Addo government into disrepute.

“My attention has been drawn to a video on social media which has since gone viral where I am heard saying that the NPP was looting the country as if there was no tomorrow.

“I wish to state that this is a complete and unfortunate misrepresentation of the actual content and focus of my message at that private event in Kumasi. It was a meeting with a small group of NPP communicators who had organised a small fundraising for me at the weekend

“At the event, I lamented the fact that our communicators were letting the party down and that every government would have its fair share of corruption cases, especially in 8 years, but because of one or two bad cases which the authorities were handling and in a transparent manner as it should be, we have, sadly, allowed the ruth less opposition propaganda machinery, the mass media and the social media to create the deadly impression that NPP was looting as If there was no tomorrow, including allegations of stashing funds abroad” Mr Agyapong’s statement read.

“I wish to stress the point that the offending video was culled from a private meeting with some communicators in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, over the weekend, and edited to purposefully create disaffection towards me, Ken Ohene, Agyapong and to bring the Akufo-Addo government into disrepute.

“Indeed, I told the gathering not to be fooled by the lies against our government and party also expressed my anger and unhappiness about the way we were allowing ourselves to be unfairly bashed in the media, especially social media, as if we were worse than the NDC, which is certainly not the case” the statement further read.

Kennedy Agyapong in explaining the claims he made during the meeting from which the viral video was put together and published said; “I (Kennedy Agyapong) expressed my anger and unhappiness about the way we were allowing ourselves to be unfairly bashed in the media, especially social media, as if we were worse than the NDC, which is certainly not the case.

“I am fully aware of the commitment shown by President Akufo-Addo, in deeds and institutional reforms, in combatting the canker of corruption in Ghana and the challenges that entail.

“I remain a committed member of our great Party and hope to lead us in our quest to ‘break the eight’, as together, we face John Mahama and the NDC for the “Showdown” on 7 December 2024” Mr Agyapong’s statement read in its concluding part.

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