General News of 2013-12-21

NPP goes soft on Ken Agyapong; Okays decision to be angry?

The First Vice Chairman for the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Fred Oware, has somewhat okayed Hon Kennedy Agyapong's labeling of some top executives of the party as “thieves”.
This latest development comes after the Assin Central MP threatened to retrieve all materials and monies he doled out to help the New Patriotic Party during the 2012 elections. Hon Agyapong, who is known to be a major financier of the party, revealed some days ago that certain top executives of the party, selfishly apportioned materials meant for the entire party to themselves.
Fuming with rage, the NPP MP launched a verbal onslaught on the national executives; particularly Mr. Jake Obetsebi Lamptey (NPP National Chairman) and Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (NPP General Secretary).
This generated an outcry within the party, and many called on the elders to sanction Kennedy Agyapong just like they have done to other senior members.
But in an interview with Peacefm, Mr. Fred Oware posited that to put the matter to rest, it would be advisable for Ken Agyapong to name those he handed the materials to; for the executives to deal with the matter.
“It is highly possible that Ken handed over the materials to certain specific people so he should be bold to name them… else he would push the innocent ones to come out answering questions they know nothing about,” he said.