Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has clarified a video of him where he purportedly accused his party, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of plundering the nation without concern for the future.
Mr. Agyapong categorically stated that he did not make such comments as portrayed in the viral video.
In a statement on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, the NPP flagbearer hopeful said the video has been deliberately altered to ruin his reputation and bring disrepute to the current administration.
“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 not 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 ruthless 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,” he said in a statement available to Metro TV.
“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 and 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,” he said.
The Assin Central MP reiterated his commitment to the NPP, stating that they will work together to face the opposition John Mahama for a showdown in the 2024 polls.
“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,” he stated.
Below is the full statement
By: Edem Etsa Dorvlo | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana