Assin Central’s Kennedy Agyapong, an MP for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has talked about how important it was for the NPP to establish the majority caucus in the 8th Ghanaian Parliament.
According to NPP presidential candidate Ken Agyapong, the party needs Fomena’s independent MP Andrew Asiamah Amoako to join their side in order to take control of the House.
Addressing to NPP delegates in Tema, Ken Agyapong said that it was only via his involvement and the donation of GH1 million that Asiamah Amoako’s condition, which led to his joining the NPP in the House, was fulfilled. Asiamah Amoako is currently the second deputy speaker of parliament.
“If not for me, the NPP will not have majority in parliament after the 2020 elections. Because after the election, NDC had 137 parliamentarians, NPP also had 137 and there was one independent candidate.
“We wanted the independent candidate to join us and the condition he gave was that the NPP chairman for Adansi Fomena must resign before he joins us.
He stated in Twi, “I spoke to the Adansi Fomena NPP chairman and he told me that he would have resigned but a rural bank, he owes GH1.5 million, will take him to court if he is not longer the chairman of the party in the constituency.
Hon Andrew Asiamah Amoako joined NPP MPs to create the majority caucus when Ken Agyapong paid GH1 million of the Adansi Fomena NPP Chairman’s debt, forcing him to quit.