Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has descended heavily on former President John Dramani Mahama for allegedly making ‘dangerous’ comments that have the tendency to plunge the country into chaos.
According to him, such statements are childish and are unbefitting of a former President.
Kennedy Agyapong is therefore demanding for an immediate apology from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer to Ghanaians.
Mr Mahama in his address to some fishermen from Axim who had paid a courtesy call on him last week warned the EC against proceeding with the compilation of the new voters’ register because it had the tendency to generate violence owing to the lack of ample time among other reasons. Should such a time come, Mr Mahama said the EC would have themselves to blame.
“So what do we do on the day of voting, if people are unable to find their names and the machines pose challenges? That’s why we are cautioning Jean Mensah and the Commission to be careful because this country has always lived in peace before they came and so they should not do anything to create chaos for us,” he said.
“If they fail to listen to us and still proceed with the compilation of the new voters’ register, they must come out and accept responsibility for whatever chaos or violence that breaks,” he warned.
But the Assin Central legislator and businessman in reaction to the former President’s comments however wondered why a former President seeking reelection will making such remarks.
“I don’t understand why NDC uses violence in demanding what they want.
“He is so childish. Imagine somebody outside Ghana watching a former President saying there will be violence if a new register is compiled. It is so surprising, it makes him look so childish,” he said, asking “which discerning individual would cast their vote for you when you make such utterances?”
He insisted that “he has to apologies to Ghanaians for making such a statement. It doesn’t befit a whole former president who intends to be president again for this country.”
He indicated that the governing NPP will not sit aloof for the NDC to “destroy this beautiful country” adding that “I will assure him, we will face them.”
Considering the stance taken by the opposition party, Kennedy Agyapong suspected that they [NDC] have a hidden interest and agenda in the old register.
“I want to ask, what will the new register change, why would you fight over this. What interest does Mahama and his NDC have in the old register for which reason the introduction of a new register would spark war in Ghana?” he asked.
He also expressed disappointment in the Peace Council and Christian Council for not condemning Mr Mahama, accusing them of being biased towards the NDC.
He underscored the fact that he would have been condemned by “all sort of groups if I made that statement but because it is NDC nobody is saying anything.”