The suspended General Secretary of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyepong has appealed to the media to allow him to have his peace of mind as he has deliberately stayed away from political engagements in recent times.
According to Mr. Agyepong, he prefers to remain quiet and will not want to be drawn into any political controversy.
The media has descended heavily on Mr. Agyepong accusing him of betraying his bosom friend, the suspended National Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Paul Afoko after he failed to turn up in court to support his trusted buddy.
Mr. Agyepong was billed to appear in court on Thursday as a prosecution witness for Mr. Afoko but many who attended the hearing were disappointed to learn that the former had declined to attend the proceeding.
At the hearing, Mr. Afoko’s lawyers told the court that Mr. Agyepong had indicated he was no longer available for that purpose.
But speaking to Accra-based Okay FM, his Spokesperson, Mujib Rahman stated emphatically that Mr. Agyepong never entered into any agreement with Mr. Afoko to serve as a prosecution witness in the case involving the former contesting his suspension by the NPP.
“We are surprised by the conduct of the media sometimes; since the issue happened I know for a fact that my boss never discussed with anyone that he’ll be a witness in court. If he had an agreement with someone in this regard, he would have been in court. If you have a case in court and you want me to be a witness for you, we’ll have to discuss that and for me to come to an agreement, but no such agreement was reached with Mr. Afoko. So when the media started reporting the media this way we were shocked
“In life at a certain stage, you have to go with your principle and take certain standing, in what way did Mr. Agyepong betray Afoko. Why are people still trying to muddy the waters for Mr. Agyepong? We think that where we’ve gotten what we should be thinking of is to move forward not to be still stuck in some of these unnecessary things.
“When this issue broke Kwabena Agyepong took a stance that he’ll not comment on the matter and he’s remained quiet on the matter for the past six months, I don’t see why people are trying to draw him into the media to talk, can’t he have his peace. We have an election and that is more important whether suspension or not we are all NPP members and at a certain point in time, we have to take certain decisions and move forward.”