Member of Parliament(MP) for the Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has accused the delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Central region for causing the downfall of the Akufo Addo led government, MyNewsGh.com reports.
He says the delegates are so belly full that, they sell their votes and conscience to the highest bidder without recourse to electing persons who are fit for the various positions when they become vacant.
“My chairman, Chairman Abutey was the one who first introduced me to Ekow Ewusi; when he was bringing him, I warned him but he didn’t listen; NPP delegates in the Central region are those who have let us down; if this party is disgraced, I will blame the delegates in the Central region”, he said.
His comments come on the back of the arrest of Ekow Ewusi, the party’s suspended 1st Vice Chairman in the Central region over his alleged involvement with five others in the circumstances that led to the disappearance of up to 500 excavators that were seized during the clampdown on ‘galamsey’ by the Operation Vanguard.
Speaking in an interview on Net 2 TV on Wednesday night monitored by MyNewsGh.com, the maverick MP blamed the NPP electorate in the Central region for causing the downfall of the party with the election of Ekow Ewusi onto that top position in the first place.
Kennedy Agyapong said the delegates went against his incessant calls to vote against Ekow Ewusi when he showed up from nowhere to contest for the position of the 1st Vice Chairman because he had been told by his trusted sources that Mr Ewusi was a conman and a criminal, but they did not heed to his advice.
“Why I’m saying this is that, I was bold to tell them that the guy was a bad guy; I’m on your case today, delegates; yes delegates from the Central region have caused the downfall of the NPP, because I told them that this guy will collapse our party; we said all the things in the world but the delegates in the Central region did not listen; even when Hon Asiamah and Chairman Kutin took him on, they went and destroyed the party’s regional office”, Ken Agyapong noted.
He said the delegates chose to sell out the interest of the party for money and that has brought so much shame to them and the party as a whole.
“Because the guy is an expert in “dariga”(tricks), he was able to buy MATRIX cars and distributed them to every constituency; go and see the number of chairmen that signed against Chairman Kutin; have you seen how you have disgraced yourselves because of money; use your conscience, don’t you have brains, don’t you have brains to work for your own money?, he fumed and queried.
Ekow ewusi, the suspended NPP 1st Vice Chairman of the Central region, “who was contracted to take custody of the seized equipment” has been arrested and “cautioned on the offence of stealing” alongside two others, Frederick Ewusi and Joel Anamoah “over missing excavators and other equipment seized by operatives of Operation Vanguard”, the Ghana Police Service has said in a press statement.