All the 16 Regional Communications Officers of the opposition National Democratic Congress are calling on Media houses in the country to desist from inviting Hon. Kennedy Agyapong to their shows.
In a press release which was issued today, August 7 in Accra and was sighted by Ghanaown.com, the 16 Regional Communications Officers of the NDC call for swift Investigations into threats issued on the life of the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi by Kennedy Agyapong who they described as irresponsible and a reckless legislator.
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The Communicators are of the view that Kennedy Agyapong’s threat on Sammy Gyamfi could be executed just as in the case of the slain journalist, Ahmed Suale.
The Communicators however indicated in the press release that the ‘shameless’ Kennedy Agyapong’s threat can never stop any of them from executing their sacrosanct task of exposing what they call the ills and corrupt administration of President Akufo Addo.
Below is the full press release;
5 hours ago
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS, NDC
NATIONAL COMMUNICATION HIERARCHY
7th August 2020
*REGIONAL COMMUNICATION OFFICERS BARES TEETH AT IRRESPONSIBLE KENNEDY AGYAPONG; CALLS ON POLICE FOR SWIFT ACTION & URGES MEDIA HOUSES NOT TO GIVE THEIR PLATFORMS TO RECKLESS NPP LEGISLATORS.*
We have taken note of a video that is widely in circulation currently on social media that the said video referenced herein purports to be a live interview granted the irresponsible, foul mouth and unfortunate Legislator for the Asin Central Constituency, Mr. Kennedy Agyapong by one Osei Bonsu at Asempa fm.
In the said video, Mr Kennedy Agyapong as usual of his irresponsibility and criminal utterances went berserk to attack the person of the peerless *Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi,* National Communication Officer of the NDC, uttering unprintable words and threats against the person of the astute communicator who has carved an enviable reputation for himself in the history of Political Communications in this Country.
In very ordinarily circumstances, we would not have glorified Kennedy Agyapong with any response since it is open knowledge that, he is currently the only Legislator in our revered Parliament with “uncircumcised lips”. However, we deem it appropriate to caution the loose talking Kennedy Agyapong since he has the penchant of threatening people’s lives who subsequently disappeared from the face of the Earth under very bizarre circumstances.
As Social Democrats and the Regional Communication Officers of the Great NDC, we cherish and strongly uphold the principles of freedom of speech which indeed is one of the cardinal pillars of our democracy, however, we are not oblivious of the fact that, the right to free speech must be exercised cautiously in a manner that, it should serve as a preservative of our democracy rather than facilitating a decay as in the case of Mr. Agyapong.
We are quite amused that, a law maker of his Calibre can be so low in horizon and fail to be a good example worth emulation.
We have taken note of the threat he issued to the life of our National Communication Officer, our immediate Boss and as law abiding citizens, we are only allowing the space of time for those constitutionally imbued with the power to act in such circumstances to do their work immediately and also wish to draw the attention of the Ghana Police Service and all law enforcement entities to the fact that, Mr. Agyapong has records of such threats (reference) that of Ahmed Suale etc. The laws of Ghana are not known to be partial or selective.
Again, we hereby serve notice to Mr Kennedy Agyapong that, his shameless threats will never deter our hard working National Communication Officer or any NDC Communicator from pursuing the sacrosanct task of exposing the ills perpetrated by this corrupt, inept, nepotistic, non performance, oppressive and despotic NPP regime of the dictator- Nana Akufo Addo. We wish to further serve notice that, we shall endeavor to defend ourselves anytime when provoked.
It is also our humble admonishment to all media outlets to be cautious of such foul mouthed and criminal politicians of the ruling NPP whose interest is not in tandem with consolidating our peace and enhancing our democracy to help develop our Nation. At this moment that, we are heading towards a crucial election, responsible media houses must desist from offering their platforms to irresponsible characters like Mr Kennedy Agyapong as his ungaurded utterances has the propensity of derailing the peace and harmony of this country.
We are aware Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has duly filed a formal complaint at the CID Headquarters against Kennedy Agyepong for threatening his life but surprised that the police hierarchy is yet to take action on it as at now. We find it quiet amusing that same police administration that arrested and arraigned an NDC Parliamentary Candidate before Court within a spate of two (2) hours for merely retorting ‘you are the Chairman and so what’? is yet to act on a malicious threat of harm and conspiracy to commit murder, 24 good hours after an official complaint was filed.
Ghana is governed by laws with Democratic Institutions that we expect to work without any biases towards any citizen irrespective of political coloration, status, class, ethnicity or other considerations.
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If Pastors who merely violated social distancing protocols are languishing in prisons by this administration, we see no reason why Kennedy Agyapong should be walking free after his criminally publicised utterances against our Boss.
Hon Kwesi Dawood
Comrade Darlas Ampomah Williams
RCO – Eastern, 0545295731
Alhaji Saeed Ahmed Tijani
RCO-Upper East, 0244176429
Comrade Charles Akowuah Tuffour
Comrade Sam Kweku Jerome
RCO-Western North, 0244043482
Comrade Puo-Ire Prosper
RCO-Upper West, 0204852735
General Abdul-Mumin Alhassan
Hon Jerry Johnson
RCO-Greater Accra, -0244670391
Comrade Abass Nurudeen
RCO- Ashanti, 0243919746
Comrade Imoro Abdul- Razak
RCO-North East, 0245371809
Comrade Malik Basintale
Comrade Mobarak Abdul-Karim
Hon Apraku Lartey
Hon Kwadwo Agyei-Dwomor
RCO-Bono East, 0200200104
Comrade Frederick Kafui Agbleze
Comrade Richard Ernest Kirk-Mensah