June 14, 2024

Barely five years after former General Secretary Kwabena Agyapong was recalled from Amenfi West and handed an indefinite suspension from the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the former Press Secretary to President John Agyekum Kufour is expected to re-join President Akufo-Addo on his campaign tour across the regions of ahead of the 2020 general election to protect the ballot.

Kwabena Agyei Agyapong in an interview in March this year said,  his love for the party will never go away despite speculations that he may no longer entertain any feelings for the party after he was unjustifiably removed from his position.

According to him, serving the nation remains a priority nothing can change, hence, his disagreements with some persons in the NPP will still not be enough to prevent him from serving the party and Ghana as a whole.

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the NPP on December 10, 2015, suspended Kwabena Agyapong and the former Second Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe, indefinitely upon a decision for publicly rebelling against the party’s decision to indefinitely suspend the then National Chairman of the NPP, Paul Afoko.

Kwabena Agyapong has since been silent on issues relating to politics in the country.

The Engineer has subsequently returned to his full-time profession and now holds the office of the Executive Director of the Ghana Institution Of Engineers (Ghie ).

“I miss serving my party; I miss serving my country, that’s for a fact because I think I can contribute. I see a lot of things happening that I think can be improved and I think they should be improved.

“I still love my party, I contributed a lot in 2016, a lot of people do not know. You can ask the many constituencies that I helped, that I mobilized resources and supported. I pay my dues every four years. I paid up to the next four years and last year I paid in my hometown.

“I think there’s a higher calling of serving my country, and I do believe sooner rather than later I will be back in there. I’m hoping to come back into full-time politics, I’m too young to leave it and I think I should always serve my country. Sometimes you can take a sabbatical but I haven’t retired from politics,” he stated.

Engineer Kwabena Agyei Agyapong was at the center of debates and discussions preceding the processes of electing former President Kufour.

At that time, Kwabena, famed as a political Iroko of NPP politics, was standing stoutly behind Nana Akufo-Addo, the current New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) president and standard-bearer for the December 7, 2020, presidential poll.

Kwabena’s return to relevance at the thick of another presidential contest could be traced to recent ricocheting of government communications.

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