Kennedy Agyapong, a hopeful candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer position, has refuted media reports suggesting that he received a warning from Yaa Naa Abubakari Mahama, the leader of the Dagbon Kingdom, regarding his campaign statements.
During a Facebook interview, Agyapong clarified that these reports are the result of media misrepresentation driven by political motives. He expressed his frustration, emphasizing that instead of acknowledging his generous gift of a brand-new pickup truck to Yaa Naa, there were deliberate attempts to tarnish his reputation.
Agyapong, who serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, issued a warning to the media against purposeful misinformation. He underscored the potential for such publications to incite conflict in Ghana, citing examples from other nations, including Rwanda.
In the midst of these developments, the Gbewaa Palace contradicted the reports of Yaa Naa Abubakari II confronting Ken Agyapong during his recent visit. They provided video evidence of the respectful interaction between the Overlord of the Dagbon Traditional Area and Kennedy Agyapong, who also holds the position of MP for Assin Central.
According to a source from the palace, the Dagombas hold respect in high regard, and it is not in their culture to disrespect individuals who have shown them respect. Agyapong’s deep respect and his donation of a pickup vehicle to the palace were recognized, with the palace emphasizing that Yaa Naa Abubakari II could not be considered ungrateful or critical of Agyapong; instead, gratitude was expressed. The palace’s public relations department also indicated its intention to release a formal statement on the matter in the near future.