Kennedy Agyapong explains why he doesn’t want a ministerial position

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The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Mr Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has denied being offered a ministerial position, which he rejected.

Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, who has resigned his position as President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) during his interaction with undercover journalists in the Anas Number12 documentary, which exposed corruption in football alleged that President Akufo-Addo offered the vociferous MP a ministerial position but he rejected it.

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Kennedy Agyapong explains why he doesn’t want a ministerial position

Mr Nyantakyi’s explanation was that Mr Agyapong had said he was not someone who could be a minister because of his demeanour and therefore opted for his friend Kweku Ofori Asiamah to work on his behalf as the Minister of Transport.

Responding to the allegation in a radio interview with Asempa FM Friday afternoon, Mr Agyapong said “from day one, from the time of [former] President [John] Kufuor, I have never been interested in a ministerial position. I’m a businessman and I don’t want the situation where when I order for my better vehicle, Bentley, I’d be told I cannot use it as a minister.”

He said when the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP, Bernard Antwi Boasiako [Wontumi] for instance recently bought a new [sports] car, he was told by some people that he cannot use it because he was a party chairman, because people may accuse him of buying the vehicle with proceeds from corruption.

To Mr Agyapong, that was why he was not interested in a ministerial position.


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