Kwabena Agyapong: Many of the Leading Members of NPP Hate Akufo-Addo
“They come and talk to me. I know what they say. There are people I’ve gone to their houses, they know what they’ve said to me about the President. There are a lot of things that one has to go to the grave with”
Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, has revealed that many leading members of the ruling party hate president Akufo-Addo.
However, they do not display their animosity openly as they wear plastic smiles and pretend that they are honky dory with the President.
Mr. Agyepong made this known while speaking to Kwame Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’ morning show on July 1st, 2022.
“We have to protect ourselves, protect the party. I have been a Press Secretary to a President (John Agyekum Kuffuor) for close to 6 years. I will die with the secrets in my head because the leaders pretending to love President Akufo-Addo, know that I know that a lot of them it is not correct,” he said.
According to him, “They come and talk to me. I know what they say. There are people I’ve gone to their houses, they know what they’ve said to me about the President. There are a lot of things that one has to go to the grave with,” he revealed.
Kwabena Agyepong also revealed he was still unhappy about the continuous shabby treatment the party has been giving him in the past seven years, after he was fired, together with Chairman, Paul Afoko, in 2015.
In previous interviews, Mr. Agyepong revealed that the party has refused to pay him benefits due him as General Secretary, including monies that he spent to get the NPP’s national headquarters in shape after he became General Secretary.
Kwabena Agyepong had been brutally hounded out of the party by the Akufo-Addo faction in the party in 2015 along with the party’s former National Chairman, Paul Afoko, and a former National Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe for alleged misconduct.
His suspension was lifted in 2021 after a National Executive Committee (NEC) met decided he had suffered enough and should therefore have his membership restored.
According to him, the allegations that became grounds for his suspension were lies some leading members invented and used to get him out of office.
Among others, it had been alleged that he was scheming to sabotage President Akufo-Addo’s campaign after a bribe from former President Mahama’s brother, Ibrahim.