Hon Kennedy Agyapong Member of Parliament for Assin Central is a legislator who has won the heart of many Ghanaians for being forthright on many issues confronting Ghana especially regarding corruption.
He has taken it upon himself to investigate government financial transactions especially on contracts and procurements generally. He has in his possession many documents that to him contain many flaw in government businesses.
You need to tune in to radio and television stations to hear him out. He claims that the brother of former president, Ibrahim mahama could be found wanting when properly investigated. There is a well-known feud between the two, with the Assin Central MP often accusing Ibrahim of benefiting from fraudulent deals from the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government because his brother was at the helm of affairs.
Ibrahim who rarely speaks to the media has on many occasions denied Ken’s allegations and even warned him to stop dragging his name through the mud.
But in his latest attack, the NPP MP is quite confident that the ‘corrupt’ Ibrahim cannot escape jail under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s tenure and has even betted his life on it.
According to him, some documents in his possession were clearly pointing to a jail time for former President Mahama’s brother.
“I will take in poison and kill myself if Ibrahim Mahama is not jailed, he should watch and hear me well, I will take in poison and die if Ibrahim is not jailed…,” he said on Adom TV’s Badwam on Thursday.
Much as I do not wish to challenge the claims of Hon Kennedy and may stand on his way, if he wishes to push for action on what he feels Ibrahim might have done wrong, I wish to advise him to take it easy. The legal processes might take some time to catch up with those he feels have fallen foul of the law. While he waits for action to be taken by government on what he considers wrongs done by some people, he must not carry through with his threat to kill himself.
As a legislator I know who is religious, Hon Kennedy must consider the admonishing given by our prophets Jesus, Mohammed and our reverend fathers and Imams to be patient and look up to God for direction. Hon Agyapong must note that too many people who are in the queue to end up their lives are looking up to persons like him to stay alive and manage their frustrations. If he kills himself for being frustrated, what does he think would happen to his wife and children, his large establishments including Kencity that houses Oman FM and Net 2 Television.
I am a Muslim but I know Ken has many admirers across religious, political and traditional divide. Every one of us wants to see him alive. For that matter he can pursue his dream but we expect him to take it easy for we want him alive for as long as he is permitted by God to live
By Alhaji Alhasan Abdulai