Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP) Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has revealed that his decision to run for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flag bearer stems from frustration over the failure of successive governments to listen and implement the ideas he brings on board.
The maverick businessman and politician speaking to Accra-based Metro TV said he cannot die with his vision of Ghana’s youth, therefore he went against his word in competing for the NPP standard-bearer and , later, for the presidential seat.
“I have been a congressman for 23 years and have worked on various committees and have made various suggestions on how to change our economy. I think when we use a pragmatic approach instead of reciting from chapter one to the end of the textbook and nothing comes out. We should do this, we should do that.
I have made various suggestions and since I do not hold any position as an ordinary member of Parliament, they choose to accept it or not,” he said on Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV.
Kennedy Agyapong believes that the only way his plans for youth will come to fruition is to take over and run to be the flag bearer of the political party and subsequently run for the presidency.
“I employ a lot of people, but there are still a number of young people who are unemployed. So what this tells me is that just being a businessman can’t help me make the necessary impact and also ensure that every young person in Ghana has a job. If I am president, I can express my vision, my views to everyone and unite the whole country to move this country, I think there will be a great impact, ”he said.