The MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has said that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has become too gentle with his appointees and he expects him to shake up “the system”.
“We voted for President Akufo-Addo because he is an action man,” the vociferous lawmaker said on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday (22 February).
“Now he’s so gentle. He needs to fire people, but he’s calm, probably because of his age. I wouldn’t blame him, though: he has come of age.
“The problem I have with my own president is that, I, Kennedy Agyapong, believed in him because I thought he is tough, but now he’s too gentle for my liking,” Agyapong told Kwaku Nhyira-Addo.
Touching on internal party issues, Agyapong said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) must eliminate dishonest party members and executives in order to win the next elections or avoid a “skirt and blouse” situation – the practice of supporting a presidential candidate from one party and a candidate for member of Parliament from another.
“Look at the fights all over because of dishonesty in the party. NPP should rise up against idiots in the party. I will make sure they all lose. There will be a new breed of party executives.
“I will be going around and we will eliminate all of them. What is their contribution? They are just there collecting monies,” the maverick politician said of the current party leadership.
“Stop Alan and Bawumia and let everybody who wants to contest do so. If they want peace and not division in the party, give Ghanaians what they want and there will be no skirt and blouse,” he said.