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Akufo-Addo reportedly shielding Ken Agyapong in rot at Ghana Gas

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has been accused of failing to report on alleged dealings within the Ghana Gas Company presumably due to concerns that addressing them could lead to accusations of attempting to tarnish the image of Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.

A report by The Herald, suggests that the organization is grappling with various issues, including contentious procurement deals.

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There is mounting speculation that a future government may find it imperative to initiate a comprehensive investigation into this state-owned enterprise, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Energy, helmed by Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh. Such an investigation would be necessary to gain a thorough understanding of the extent of the challenges plaguing the company.

The concerns laid out in the article revolve around the reluctance of both the government and the Bawumia camp to address issues related to the Ghana Gas Company, primarily due to apprehensions regarding potential legal repercussions and political consequences.

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Within this context, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, known for his assertive and confrontational style, holds a prominent position. His use of bullying tactics, intimidation, political leverage, and aggressive attacks on opponents, including his private dealings with the state, have created a situation where many individuals tend to distance themselves from him.

Notably, there is a Contempt of Court case against Mr. Agyapong, initiated after he verbally abused and threatened a High Court Judge, Justice Amos Wuntah Wuni.

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Despite this legal matter, both the government and the Bawumia camp have refrained from addressing it openly, potentially due to concerns that it could be construed as a political attack on Mr. Agyapong, who is actively vying for the NPP flagbearer position.

Additionally, Mr. Agyapong is facing disciplinary proceedings within the NPP following his summons based on accusations and threats he made against various individuals, including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. These allegations were made in a viral video, and Mr. Agyapong has been subject to questioning by the party’s disciplinary committee. The party has committed to addressing these allegations transparently and fairly.

Furthermore, it has been suggested that the party leadership asked Mr. Agyapong to issue an apology to President Akufo-Addo for his earlier threat, but he reportedly declined.

The article highlights the challenges and uncertainties surrounding the timing of resolving the disciplinary issues involving Mr. Agyapong, especially with the upcoming presidential primaries scheduled for November 4, 2023.

In summary, the article underscores the delicate political dynamics and legal matters surrounding Mr. Agyapong’s actions and the Ghana Gas Company, which have implications for both the government and the NPP.

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