The Assin Central Member of parliamentMP Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, called to memory his bitter experience he had with former President John Agyekum Kufuor during which the latter sacked him from his house over an alleged lie told by a young man called Ato Eshun Kufuor.
According to the outspoken MP, President Kufuor did not have patient to listen to his side of the story.
Therefore, the very good friendship that existed between him(Kennedy) and the former President Kufour turned out to be sour.
According to Mr Agyapong, before the 2008 general elections where the then ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) had 17 aspirants who wanted to succeed him, “this Ato guy” had told Dr Richard Winfred Anane that he [Kennedy Agyapong] was going to throw his support for Nana Akufo-Addo instead of President Kufuor’s preferred candidate, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen.
He explained that he had met 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.
Hon Kennedy however said he told Ato that when he was traveling to America, Alan Kyerematen was leading all the aspirants but upon his return, the support for Alan Kyerematen had shifted with frenzy excuses.
“Alan had raised about 13 billion [cedis] and some people did not understand why, and they were using that against him. So, I said because of the fundraising, now Nana Addo is slightly ahead of Alan,”
Hon Agyapong believes it was reported differently to Dr Anane and he also reported to President Kufuor.
“Until last year, I thought it was Alan who had called President Kufuor to tell him, not knowing it was Dr Anane who told him [Kufuor] that I don’t support Alan… the way the man loved me to death, he sacked me from his house without giving me any chance,”.
Agyapong continued, “He didn’t give me a chance. He didn’t know but I think now he has realized I never did anything of that sort. I never campaigned against Alan until he [Kufuor] sacked me from his house.
According to Kennedy exact words of President Kufuor used , “You small boy, anybody you asked me to give the position to I did but you one thing, you can’t do for me and you are opposing me.”
Kennedy Agyapong explained that he did not know what the said Ato Eshun went and told Dr Anane “and I don’t know today what Dr Anane told President Kufuor that destroyed the relationship. I have never done anything like that, so I came out and said if he doesn’t want to give me a chance then hey, I’ll support Nana Akufo-Addo. I was quiet till the last minute when I asked the delegates to vote for Akufo-Addo,”
Source; Opera News