STATEMENT: IGP Was Arrogant Towards Prez Akufo-Addo – Akuapem North NPP Youth

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The youth wing of Akuapem North constituency has apologized to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and some national executives of the party following the alleged misconduct of Constituency Youth Organizer, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie a.k.a IGP.

According to a statement copied Peacefmonline.com by the ruling party’s youth wing, “Mr. Owusu Afriyie in a Press Conference last Friday showed gross disrespect and arrogance towards H.E the president Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and even went ahead to threaten and blackmail the president with the very important and critical E-Levy Bill”.

The group asserted that “our values do not allow us to repeat the words and mimic the arrogant posture of the gentleman but we condemn in no uncertain terms what he did and all the things he said”.

“We want to use this platform to let the president and the whole of Ghana know that, the things he said, do not represent our views and indeed do not in anyway represent who we are as Akuapem youth. We are known and acclaimed globally for our decorum, courtesy, and respect, and we are known to be humble to a fault and would not under any circumstance put out such words to anyone let alone the President of this land who happens to be a son of the Akuapem Soil. One that we are very much proud of,” portions of the statement read.

Read the full statement below:

The NPP Youth Wing Of Akuapem North Constituency On The Misconduct Of Their Youth Organiser, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (IGP)

Good Morning to our friends in the Media and welcome to Akuapem North, the Home of Courtesy.

We have called you here to this morning to simply help us convey our sincerest apologies to the President of the Republic of Ghana, who happens to be our uncle and Father and hails from this constituency, for the most irresponsible conduct displayed by Mr. Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie (IGP), the Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party towards him.

Mr. Owusu Afriyie in a Press Conference last Friday showed gross disrespect and arrogance towards H.E the president Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and even went ahead to threaten and blackmail the president with the very important and critical E-Levy Bill.

Our values do not allow us to repeat the words and mimic the arrogant posture of the gentleman but we condemn in no uncertain terms what he did and all the things he said. We want to use this platform to let the president and the whole of Ghana know that, the things he said, do not represent our views and indeed do not in anyway represent who we are as Akuapem youth. We are known and acclaimed globally for our decorum, courtesy and respect and we are known to be humble to a fault and would not under any circumstance put out such words to anyone let alone the President of this land who happens to be a son of the Akuapem Soil. One that we are very much proud of.

We also want to use this opportunity to extend our sincerest apologies to the National Chairman Hon. Freddy Blay and the General Secretary Mr. John Boadu for the arrogant and disrespectful posture and the manner in which the gentleman referred to them live on Facebook. We are not known for that and this is not the Akuapem Youth.

The Election of Polling Station Executives which ended smoothly yesterday has so far been peaceful, fair and the most transparent process we have witnessed recently in any internal elections. Indeed, we are grateful to the Regional and National Executives of the Party for their leadership and cooperation and the swiftness with which they addressed all grievances during the process. We congratulate the Constituency Elections Committee for such a high level of transparency and fairness at the polls and warmly congratulate all winners of the Polling Station Elections. Let’s work together to Break the 8.

We want to send a very strong caution to the gentleman, Mr. Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie to desist from using the name of Akuapem Youth indiscriminately and in a manner that will bring such shame and embarrassment to us, Yes he is the Youth organizer with a specific mandate of mobilizing the youth of the constituency for the party but not a spokesperson for the youth of this constituency. We would have wished he spent same energy to deliver on his mandate. He has so far been the worst-performing Youth organizer in the history of NPP in this constituency with zero initiative so far and to embark on such needless attack on the President of the land and leadership of our party is most unfortunate.

For someone who purports to have landed a new job at the AFCTA office and was sharing his congratulatory fliers all over the place under this same president, the least we expected of him was to show respect to H.E the President. We hope the venerable Trade Minister is taking notice of such bad character and should immediately sanction him.

We take full responsibility for his disrespect towards the president because clearly, we sat down and allowed this to fester for too long. First, we ignored his persistent attacks on our cherished former MCE and now Presidential Staffer, Hon. Dennis Miracles Aboagye, then he switched to constant attacks on the Vice President, H.E Dr. Mahmud Bawumia, then he went on a rampage on our brother, the National Organiser of the party and the Director-General of the National Lottery Authority, the venerable Mr. Sammy Awuku. For a long while, we ignored his ruthless verbal attacks on several low and high-profile party people.

Indeed, if we had taken decisive action by calling him to order, we would not have gotten here.

We will not threaten him, we will not give him any ultimatum to apologize for such disgraceful acts. We can only assure the party leadership and H.E the President, that, we will engage him indoors and try to imbibe into him some of the Akuapem Values to make sure he comes out a better person.

Since he came into this constituency as a teacher for almost 10 years now, we have embraced, accepted, and lived with him to the extent of voting for him to be an executive of this party and we thought he should have absorbed some of our Akuapem values by now, but this act of misconduct clearly shows, he picked nothing and we would do the needful to ensure we get him to turn out right from now onwards.

We are also expecting the Regional leadership of the New Patriotic Party to quickly take disciplinary actions against him to serve as a deterrent to other party people. This party has structures, this party has rules, this party has leadership and must be respected at all times.

We, the NPP Youth of this constituency having understood clearly what the E-Levy will bring onboard, the Pros and cons as against the alternatives are convinced it is the best option for us as a nation at this point. And we beam with smiles knowing that, upon Passing of the ELevy Bill, our Mamfe to Koforidua Road will see a facelift, the Larteh Junction-Larteh Road will see a facelift, about 200 young businesses will be set up under the YouStart Program in the next 3 years which may lead to the creation of a minimum of of 1,000 jobs in this constituency. With such huge benefits, we are calling on our Member of Parliament, Hon. Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei to ensure that she fully represents our interest in parliament and vote in support of the E-Levy Bill anytime it’s tabled in the house.

We are fully aware of the relationship between the gentleman and our MP and we will sincerely hope he was not speaking her mind. We will urge Nana Ama Dokua to participate fully in all government business but in an unfortunate situation these threats are carried out, we would urge the party to take swift action in imposing sanctions. The Youth and People of Akuapem North gives our full backing in this endeavor. This Party and Government has shown a lot of good faith in our MP and the Youth Organiser and it’s only fair they reciprocate that.

Once again, apologies Mr. President, we are with youth through thick and thin and we urge you to continue doing the good job you are doing for the people of Ghana and Okuapemman.

Long live the New Patriotic Party
Long live Akuapem North Constituency
Long live Ghana

 

Source: Peacefmonline.com

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