Kennedy Agyapong Claims NPP Is Draining Ghana’s Resources and Hiding Wealth Abroad
In a startling revelation, Kennedy Agyapong has launched direct allegations of corruption against the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ghana. His accusations paint a grim picture of widespread financial misconduct and the secret hoarding of ill-gotten gains in foreign accounts.
Agyapong’s words, captured in a widely circulated video on social media, resonate with concern: “The way the NPP is looting this country, you will think there is no tomorrow. You steal all this money and stash it abroad, what do you mean?” he questioned.
Adding to his fervor, Agyapong voiced his unwavering commitment to defending the country’s youth, who, he argues, are suffering in the face of such alleged corruption. He pledged, “The youth of this country are not working yet you are intimidating people. I will put my life on the line and defend them.”
These accusations were made by Agyapong during his recent campaign tour in the United States ahead of the NPP’s November 4 flagbearership contest, as confirmed by checks from GhanaWeb.
Agyapong, a Member of Parliament and a flagbearer aspirant within the NPP, has repeatedly criticized his own party for what he perceives as a perilous entanglement with individuals wielding political power.
One specific target of his criticism has been the National Council of the NPP, which he contends has been compromised by certain regional chairmen. During a highly publicized event on September 30, 2023, in Kumasi, Agyapong confronted Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as Wontumi, the Ashanti Regional chairman of the NPP, for employing what he termed as “rogue tactics.”
“Ashanti is being insulted on Wontumi’s station. Wontumi is just a small boy, he is a small boy. It is sad that Wontumi and five chairmen – from the northern region, Volta Region – have turned the National Council into a hooliganism group,” Agyapong lamented.
Kennedy Agyapong is set to contest the NPP’s flagbearership slot along with three other contenders, including Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Francis Addai-Nimoh. The NPP has scheduled November 4, 2023, as the date for electing a successor to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the party’s leader.