Controversial Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Agyapong has threatened to ‘bring down’ the governing New Patriotic Party if the National Security Minister, Albert Kan-Dapaah does not cease his threats to arrest him.
The Assin Central MP was one of the leading members of the NPP who supported the actions of the Delta Force, a pro-NPP vigilante group after their attack on the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator a few weeks ago.
As if that was not enough, the Delta Force on Thursday stormed the Kumasi Circuit Court where 13 of its members were facing prosecution for the attack on the Ashanti Regional Security Coordinator, vandalising court properties and verbally assaulting the presiding judge, Mary Nsenkyire before freeing their colleagues.
The action of the vigilante group has received massive condemnation from the general public with many criticising Mr Agyapong for emboldening the groups with his show of support.
But according to Mr Agaypong, he can take all criticisms but not threats of arrest from Mr Kan-Dapaah who he claims was supporting the group some time ago but stopped when he became a minister and would not hesitate to fight the NPP like he did with the NDC when they were in power.
“I have said it if he like he should come and arrest me. I am ready for them; I have a lot of issues and if they don’t take care I will bring the party down. I only have respect for Nana Akufo-Addo. Threatening that you will arrest me; come and arrest me; I am waiting for you. I fought NDC so I am not afraid of NPP. Where was Kan-Dapaah when I was spending on the party?”
Condemning the court attack, he pointed out that though he did not support what the group did on Thursday, there was more to their [Delta Force] actions than what meets the eye.
“What they have done is disgraceful and I condemn them outrightly, but Kan-Dapaah is a disaster, National security is a disaster. The guys still see some NDC people at post while they are not working. They didn’t do well but there is an undercurrent. When they went for help from him he [Kan-Dapaah] told them he has stopped doing those things.
“I am not supporting what they (Delta Force) did but if NPP is accusing me of being the mastermind, I am ready for them. If they had listened to me, it would not have gotten to this level,” he said in an interview on Peace FM on Friday.