The Concerned Youth of the Ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Central Region, has given the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Hon Kennedy Agyapong a 72 hour Ultimatum to render an unqualified apology to the Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan for what they described as a disgraceful conduct on the part of the MP.
This call follows an impasse between Mr Kwamena Duncan and Hon Kennedy Agyapong over the happenings at the University of Education, Winneba last week Thursday.
There were reports that not long after Hon. Kwamena Duncan acting in his capacity as the Head of the Central Regional Security Council (REGSEC) had announced the closure of the university on Thursday following violent demonstrations by the students.
Mr. Ken Agyapong and the Member of Parliament for the Efutu Constituency Afenyo Markin who had also come to the campus ordered the students to stay on campus as the university had not been closed down.
Hon. Kwamena Duncan, who was asked to comment on the development in a radio interview indicated that the actions of the two MPs amounted to misconduct.
This comment did not go down well with Ken Agyapong as he got angry and shredded Kwamena Duncan into pieces.
“Some people in the party are burnt on disgracing me and making me a scapegoat, am I a small boy. I’ll not sit aloof for that to happen, how can you say I’ve gone to defy your orders. What is Regional Minister, I don’t need that position for anything. Can he Kwamena Duncan stand me? If he dares the sort of problems I’ll give him, he’ll forever regret that he stepped on my toes. If he doesn’t take care I’ll descend heavily on him, he alone has taken 50 road contracts that were awarded in the Central Region. When there was chaos after he spoke to the students, he drove off, Hon. Afenyo Markin and I were the people calming the students down.
“What was Kwamena Duncan’s contribution to the Central Region during the 2016 campaign. Did he buy even iced water for anyone? We’ve won power and people who did nothing are rather throwing their weight about. Always some people in the party want to paint me black before the public, but I’ll resist that.”
But the Concerned Youth of the NPP in the Central Region in a statement released on Monday 18th March, 2019 called on Hon Kennedy Agyapong to apologize to the Regional Minister for disrespecting him and defiling his high office.
They indicated that the allegations made against Mr Kwamena Duncan by Hon Kennedy Agyapong came to them with utmost shock, as it smack of “total disregard for public interest, raises damming issues of conflict of interest, unthinkable greed, corruption and stinking abuse of power”.
They indicated that the allegations by Hon Kennedy Agyapong had brought the NPP under pressure and exposed them to public ridicule.
The group further questioned, why Hon Kennedy Agyapong had since not apologized to the Regional Minister Hon Kwamena Duncan, the government and the NPP as a party, as the allegations against the Minister they say, were borne out of mere speculations”.
The group therefore concluded, that the actions of Hon Kennedy Agyapong was amateurish, disgraceful, childish and unbefitting of someone of his stature hence needs to apologize unconditionally to the Regional Minister and the NPP as a Party within 72 hours or face their wrath.