The Central Regional Executives of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) have expressed gratitude to maverick Member of Parliament for Assin Central and party financier, Ken Agyapong for rescinding his decision to quit politics.
The loudmouthed Legislator addressing party supporters at Nyankumasi within his constituency at the weekend announced that he was exiting politics because he feels cheated and insulted by the NPP.
According to him, the party has not been fair to him despite subjecting him the worse form of embarrassment when he appeared before the privileges committee over his commentary on the legislature.
“They feel they are wise but that is all of it. They will take me to Central Region and say the 23 constituencies Kennedy Agyapong the foolish one should use his money to support, I will not do it again. If I do not tell them then I am lying”, he fumed.
“I have decided not to contest again because of NPP and their conduct. The way they are using me and making me to face all sorts of embarrassment I do not think I can continue. You can record and go and play to them. Where I have lived my life up to and they are treating me, I am calling it quits,” Mr. Agyapong stated.
But moments after an emotional Hon. Ken Agyapong addressed the gathering, teeming supporters some in tears surged towards him and begged him to reverse his decision, which he obliged.
Speaking on Kasapa News, the Central Regional Secretary of the NPP, Mr Terchie Mensah said NPP Central Region would have suffered greatly if Hon. Ken Agyapong carried out his threat of quiting politics.
“The Central Regional NPP Executives led by Chairman Kutin is solidly behind Hon. Ken Agyapong, he’s one individual who during the 2016 electioneering campaign channeled his resources, time and energy that ensured the NPP won 19 out of the 23 seats in the Central Region.
Also, the NPP won 63% of the Presidential vote, Ken Agyapong’s contribution to the NPP across the country and in the Central Region is invaluable and cannot be quantified. We’ll continue to support in all ways and encourage him to soldier on.
“Politics is made up of individuals with various interests and backgrounds so whatever be the case somebody will step on another’s toes.
But we are happy that after the teeming residents appealed to him to rescind his decision he agreed. We thank him very much and will continue to give him a fullest support going into the 2020 elections.”