‘I Made “Drunkard” Mpiani’ Kufuor’s Chief Of Staff


– Says Ken Agyapong, But Prescribes psychiatric treatment For Him

A maverick NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has alleged that former Chief of Staff, Kwadwo Mpiani, was nothing but a drunkard, until he (Agyapong), lobbied former president, John Agyekum Kufuor to make Mpiani part of his administration.

“Some of our leaders are working against the party and Nana Addo. They have vowed not to allow Nana ascend the presidency. Look at Mpiani: who was he until I recommended him to president Kufuor? He was a drunk who had nothing,” the outspoken Legislator alleged on Friday.

Agyapong, who claims Mpiani, Dr. Richard Anane and two others, are plotting to assassinate the party’s two-time presidential candidate, Nana Akufo – Addo, has vowed to confront any party elder whose actions can derail the chances of Ghana’s biggest opposition party in the 2016 elections.

But Dr. Anane, a medical doctor by profession in his estimation, said recent comments by the Assin Central MP, give him cause to believe that he [Ken] “needs psychiatric treatment”.

The Danquah-Busia tradition, has been in the news, in recent times, over an overhaul that is taking place at its communications directorate. It’s General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong, claims his life has been threatened over the administrative changes he and the Chairman sought to effect.

It all started, when he appointed some Deputy Communication Directors and also asked the acting Communication Director, Perry Okudzeto, to go on his accumulated leave.

Some supporters of the party believe the new leadership, led by Paul Afoko, is deliberately targeting party officials, who are suspected loyalists of Akufo-Addo.

Commenting on the development on Okay FM, the Assin Central MP, who has declared support for the ex-foreign affairs Minister, as far as the party’s presidential primary is concerned, said the party stands to lose, collectively, if senior members, who are expected to remain neutral discriminated against some candidates.

Using Mpiani as an example, Agyapong claimed: “He [Mpiani] personally told me he went [into] exile in Togo, today he is insulting me. None of his friends were able to help him, but I stood for him and Kufuor made him Chief of Staff”.

“I will not allow him to destroy our party”, Agyapong swore.
The Assin Central MP went into overdrive last Friday, when he launched vituperative attacks on the former Chief of Staff, Kwadwo Mpiani and the former Minister of Health, Dr. Richard Anane, describing them in unsavoury language.

He accused the two of masterminding the rising tension in the NPP and labelled them as “wicked”.

According to him, the two (Mpiani and Anane) are behind the unpopular administrative actions, being executed by the party’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyapong.

He expressed his disappointment in Mr Agyapong for his unilateral actions, which have incurred the wrath of some NPP members.

Speaking on Okay Fm’s “Ade Akye Abia” Morning Show, Ken Agyapong disclosed that there are four leading NPP members, including Mr Mpiani and Richard Anane, who have sworn to destroy Nana Addo’s Presidential ambition and have evil intentions against the 2012 flagbearer, but “he (Mpiani) is not God, so their wish will never become a reality”.

Whiles declining to name the identities of the other two of the four NPP stalwarts planning against Nana Addo, he, however, revealed that one is from the Ashanti Region and the other from the Volta Region.

The Assin Central MP, opened a can of worms when he alleged that Kwadwo Mpiani, Dr. Anane and the other two NPP bigwigs have schemed to poison Nana Addo in the event that he becomes President of Ghana and disrespects Ashantis.

“Those who are pushing Kwabena Agyapong especially Kwadwo Mpiani and Dr. Anane to do all those disgraceful things in the party should be careful…I am ashamed Kwabena Agyapong is doing the bidding of Kwadwo Mpiani despite the resources i spent to campaign for him to become General Secretary…Arthur Kennedy should redirect his attacks to Kwadwo Mpiani because he is the wicked man destroying the party and not Nana Addo. I have mentioned Kwadwo Mpiani and Dr. Anane as masterminding the chaos in NPP in order to stop Nana Addo from becoming President of Ghana; they have sworn on their lives that Nana Addo will not be President. They are four but I am withholding two for now and even with those two leading members, one is from Ashanti Region and the other from Volta Region sat down and discussed that they will poison Nana Addo in the event that he becomes President of Ghana and disrespects Ashantis…,” he alleged.

The very reserved medical doctor in his estimation, said the Assin Central MP, give him cause to believe that he [Ken] “needs psychiatric treatment”.

Reacting to the allegation on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme last Friday, Richard Anane, called the bluff of his party man.

He described it as “frivolous and childish” the allegation being levelled against him because, “I have a very cordial relationship with Akufo-Addo.

“Blaming other people for your shortfall, should be the last thing anyone should do. People don’t know anything they just sit down and say what they like; we want power and that is what we are all working towards,” he stressed.

The Nhyiaso MP said, together with the former Chief of Staff, has better things to do with their time than to hatch such an evil plan.

“Are we God? Did he [Ken] think before talking? Does he know the things we have done for Akufo-Addo since 2008? He should not to take our leniency to be our weakness”.

Richard Anane added that the ultimate goal of any NPP members is to see the party back to power irrespective of who is flagbearer and “that is the cause I’m also championing”.

The soft spoken MP, indicated that he has been angered by such reckless comments for so long, but has remained quiet due to “my love for the NPP, but I think it is time to act”.

Richard Anane said, he would consider a legal action to ensure Ken Agyapong proves the allegation.

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