Maverick politician, and MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has recounted a very painful ordeal he went through when former President Kuffuor, a man he considers as a father, drove him away from his residence without any chance to explain himself.
According to him, President Kufuor, acting upon what he heard, was not patient enough to listen to his side of the story. Therefore, a very good relationship which existed between them has now turned sour.
Narrating the incident on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana with Paul Adom Otchere, the controversial lawmaker recounted that President Kuffuor had asked of him a favour, to support his preferred candidate (Allan Kyeremateng) in the 2008 NPP Flagbearership race.
According to him, he had met one Ato Eshun at Minister Kofi Ada’s office over money he was “chasing” and he entered into a conversation about the chances of the 17 presidential aspirants.
Ken Agyapong believes that this conversation with the said Ato Eshun might have been narrated differently to Dr. Richard Anane, a very close confidante of the former President, who also narrated it to the big man.
Agyapong said he was hinted by the former Central Regional Chairman of the NPP, Joseph Danquah Smith, popularly called Chairman Butey, that there was a problem so he should see President Kufuor and solve things with him.
He explained that when he got to President Kufuor’s house, he [Kufuor] went straight to his kitchen saying; “I’ll go and prepare my own tea”, giving him no opportunity to explain himself.
When asked the exact words of President Kuffuor, the Assin Central MP recalled, “You small boy, anybody you asked me to give a position to, I did but you one thing, you can’t do for me and you are opposing me.”