Former Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen has scolded Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe for questioning the contribution of Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong to the party.
In an interview with Accra-based Joy News, the party’s guru intimated that unlike Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Alan Kyeremateng, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong, and other names aspiring for the party’s flagbearership slot, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong has done nothing to run for such a position except making noise.
He further dared the legislator to come out and point out his contributions toward the party.
“I don’t know Kennedy Agyapong in the party. I know someone who makes noise at the party, but I don’t know Kennedy Agyapong. We also keep praising people, but what has he done for the party? He should come out with it. I know those I’ve mentioned and the work they’ve done for the party,” the formal diplomat and Ghanaian statesman said.
Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe added, “He might have done something for the party, then he should come forward. I don’t know what he has done for the party. “All the names I mentioned, including Bawumia, have definitely done something for the party.”
Reacting to it in an interview, Naa Obiri Boahen disputed Dr. Tamakloe’s claim, saying the Assin Central legislator has done more than enough.
According to him, a dismissed party member like Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe should not be worrying about who leads the party because he is no longer a delegate.
“I said what!” What is Nyaho-Tamakloe trying to say? In 2016 alone, Kennedy Agypong and Kutin bought almost a hundred pickups. He paid a debt of $3 million for the NPP, and that was even in the 90s,” Obiri Boahen said.
“Tell me which of the 275 constituencies in Ghana have not felt the impact of Kennedy Agyapong? I am with Bawumia; I am campaigning for Bawumia, but it doesn’t mean I should sit aloof if someone says something about Bawumia’s competitor, and I have details about it,” he added.
He stressed, “On what basis? Nyaho Tamakloe, just like Wereko Brobbey, has been dismissed. If Kennedy Agyapong is contesting, he needs the vote of NPP persons, so where do you come in?”
According to Nana Obiri Boahen, Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe is not a founding father of the NPP because the party has dismissed him and Dr. Charles Wireko Brobbey, so journalists must stop referring to him as such.
“Some journalists keep referring to him (Nyaho Tamakloe) as a founding member. At what point in time? If he is, we have dismissed him from NPP, so please have them stop that,” he stated.