Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has trumpeted his countless achievements toward the growth of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The party‘s flagbearer hopeful was recently described as unfit for the post by a party bigwig, Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamaklo, on the grounds that he has done nothing worthwhile for the party except to make noise.
In response, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong, who has always been described by some party members as their financier, told the former statesman not to downplay his impact in the party.
He recounted an instance where the NPP had to borrow money to finance its operations, which later became his responsibility to repay the loan within 8 years.
He contended that he has spent almost three decades genuinely serving the party, so nothing stops him from leading the Party to break the eight-year jinx of governance in the country.
“We once went for a loan of US$ 3 million through CAL Bank. My company used eight years to pay for the loan plus interest in 1992. We paid NPP loan. That is why President Kufuor agreed to give me contracts. Because of this history, President Kufuor promoted me,” he disclosed.
“I have been with the party for long. I’m here because I’ve seen the comment from Nyaho-Tamakloe. We have done a lot things behind the scenes. I started following this party when I was 31 so nearly 30 years in the party is no mean achievement. No one should write off what I have done for this party,” he stressed.
At a time when nobody could defy the odds and campaign in Assin due to fear of victimisation under the late President Rawlings, the vocal MP said he was among the few to break the barrier for the NPP.
“Everybody was afraid of Rawlings in Assin. Central Region was a no-go area for the NPP so only few of us had the courage to campaign in the region. I was campaigning in one community when I saw buses conveying people. They went to beat the NPP supporters in the coastal areas,” he said.
Source: Modern Ghana