The Assin Central Member of Parliament, Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong says members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had planned to “destroy” the inauguration and swearing-in of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that is why they put up that attitude on the floor of Parliament Thursday dawn.
According to him, he received “intelligence” and the “game plan” long ago that, that was what the NDC Members of Parliament-Elect were going to do.
The motive, he said was to deliberately delay the process, drag it and eventually affect the swearing-in and inauguration of President Akufo-Addo for his second term, which was witnessed by a number of foreign dignitaries and heads of different states who were in Ghana for the occasion.
He said that is why the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament-Elect, decided not to reciprocate in equal measure on the floor of Parliament to drag the process. According to Mr Agyapong, he received inside information that, the NDC members had planned to put up that attitude, to deliberately delay the process and affect the inauguration.
Why was Ken quiet?
“I didn’t want to destroy Akufo-Addo’s swearing-in that is why I sat down quietly and observed the NDC members,” Mr Agyapong said in a radio interview on Accra based Oman FM Friday morning [Jan 8, 2021].
He said some NPP members have an unforgivable attitude and so in a way, what happened was a “punishment” for the party. Mr Agyapong has been celebrated on social media for not participating in the chaotic incidents that characterized the election of Speaker of Parliament Thursday dawn in Parliament after a picture showing him sitting down quietly supporting his chin with his arms whilst the incidents unfolded on the floor was published on social media.
Reacting in the radio interview on Oman FM Friday morning, Mr Agyapong said: “I wasn’t the one to go and destroy Akufo-Addo’s swearing-in.” “We [NPP] could have fought,” but it would have dragged and affect the swearing-in of MPs-Elect and eventually the President and his Vice-President’s swearing-in, that is why we from the NPP side decided to be quiet to let the NDC members have their way.
He said he was seen not participating in the chaotic scenes because his mantra was for peace that is why anything he is seen talking with emotions, it always has to do with “fighting for peace, when somebody has been cheated, when I’m fighting for the vulnerable.”
So why would I go and start something that will “destroy the peace we have.” That is why I was seen sitting down quietly, Mr Agyapong added.