General News of 2014-08-21

Afoko, Agyapong signed their death warrants - Kennedy Agyapong

Outspoken New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament, Kennedy Agyapong has predicted doom and gloom for the National Chairman and General Secretary, stating the two have "signed their death warrants" as the largest opposition party continues to be rocked by an open rebellion against and amongst its national executives.

Speaking with an air of finality, the Assin South MP told Western regional party delegates in Tarkwa:

"I feel sad for [Paul] Afoko. I feel sad for [Kwabena] Agyapong. They should sleep over it and consider that people brought them to power, and you know something? They have signed their death warrant."

Mayhem with the NPP has entered day three after some thugs wielding machetes and weapons invaded the premises to disrupt the news conference last Tuesday. Personnel from the police service had to intervene to restore law and order.

The national executives have turned guns at each other in an orgy of blame games after the General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong issued a directive to the Acting Communications Director, Perry Okudzeto to proceed on two years’ accumulated leave.

His decision received the blessing and backing of national chairman, Paul Afoko. The two are also backed by Second Vice Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Crabbe.

But, lining up in opposition are 1st National Vice Chairman Freddie Blay, National Youth Organiser Sammy Awuku, Immediate-past Youth Organiser, Anthony Karbo; the list of opposition keeps growing.

They all accuse Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyapong of autocratic leadership.

Weighing into the issue, power-broker and a controversial voice in the party, Kennedy Agyapong who was campaigning with aspirant for 2016 flagbearer Nana Addo, told the delegates from 26 constituencies in the region "It hurts me to see the Chairman and General secretary pushed around."

With characteristic passion, he warned that "if they joke with the party, they should mark it on the wall, they won't last a year; they will be removed."

Waging war against national executives deemed a liability is not alien to Kennedy Agyapong.

The businessman last January said he was setting aside US$20 million to boot out of office the then national executives of the NPP led by Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie.

With a few exceptions, many of the national executives lost their positions.

Kennedy has warned the current party Chairman and General Secretary to learn from the misfortune of the previous national executives.

" If I was any of them, I would learn a lesson from what happened to Jake and his other executives."

He warned again that anybody who tires to scuttle the party's chances of winning 2016 presidential elections will be brushed aside.

Source: myjoyonline.com
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