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General News Sat, 26 Jan 2019

Prof. Gyampo eulogises late Agyarko; describes him as a peace broker

A political science lecturer at the University of Ghana Legon, Professor Yaw Gyampo has eulogised the late Emmanuel Kyremanteng and described him as a peace broker.

The lecturer recounted how the late MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon went on his knees on phone far away from Ghana to plead on behalf of someone who had offended him and was planning initiate a court action against that individual.

“You were a very reasonable politician and a gentleman who loved and was loved by your constituents because of your humility and willingness to always identify with your constituents. I say this with confidence and authority because I live and work in your constituency and therefore, I am privy to what happened under your tenure as MP.

You respected your constituents and never lorded over them. You had a lot of respect for me as an academic and made this known anytime we met on a common public platform. You liked and demonstrated much care for the students and even those students who aren’t members or supporters of your party gossiped positively about you because of your commitment to student activities.

Do you remember the day you practically went on your knees to beg me on phone when I was going to take a drastic action against someone who had terribly offended me?

Someone had terribly offended me and I had initiated drastic action against the person. But this man, who wasn’t even in the country, called me on phone upon hearing the action I had initiated. He practically went on his knees on the phone, asking me to hold on till he returned home.”

Read the full post below:

A Letter to Hon Kyeremanteng Agyarko

Sir,

Good Morning. Today, they will bury you. But the last time you spoke to me on phone, you didn’t tell me you were sick. I vividly remember all you told me. So why this sudden demise?

You were a very reasonable politician and a gentleman who loved and was loved by your constituents because of your humility and willingness to always identify with your constituents. I say this with confidence and authority because I live and work in your constituency and therefore, I am privy to what happened under your tenure as MP.

You respected your constituents and never lorded over them. You had a lot of respect for me as an academic and made this known anytime we met on a common public platform. You liked and demonstrated much care for the students and even those students who aren’t members or supporters of your party gossiped positively about you because of your commitment to student activities.

Do you remember the day you practically went on your knees to beg me on the phone when I was going to take drastic action against someone who had terribly offended me?

Someone had terribly offended me and I had initiated drastic action against the person. But this man, who wasn’t even in the country, called me on phone upon hearing the action I had initiated. He practically went on his knees on the phone, asking me to hold on till he returned home.

Chief, your ability to broker peace was so tremendous that I had no option than to listen to him.

But you also listened to advice from “small boys” like me. You once spoke harshly and made some derogatory comments about John Mahama on radio. I called you to draw your attention to the language used. You thanked me and promised to revert to your usually polite self and you did.

Hon. Kyeremanteng Agyarko, I will drive to your hometown today just to come and bid u farewell. It’s gonna be a big funeral and the teaming crowd would, by all means, dwarf my presence but I will still come to pay my last respect to u.

We will all die one day. You have only taken the lead. Prior to your demise, I wasn’t privy to the kind of communication u may have had with your Creator. So, no mortal has the right to judge you. We defer judgment to God knowing very well that one day, one day, we will all appear before Him to account for our deeds on earth.

As you are interrogated by your maker, Sir, may you be justified by His mercies and saving grace. May you find eternal rest in the bosom of your maker.

Rest well till we meet again. Uncle, Da yie!

Nye wo Nyame nko!

Rest In Peace, the most affable parliamentarian in Ghana.

Yaw Gyampo

Source: rainbowradioonline.com
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