‘Kennedy Agyapong’s Invitation Was A Mistake’


THE SECRETARY to the Asogli State Council, Stephen Tetteh, has confirmed that indeed the Assin North Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Agyapong was invited to witness the sitting in state of the Overlord of Asogli, Togbe Afede XIV.

According to him, the invitation was as a result of an administrative lapse on his part, following the Council’s earlier disapproval of a request to invite Mr. Agyapong.

The confirmation was indicated in a press statement issued by the Asogli State Council on Monday, September 12, 2022 and signed by the Secretary, Stephen Tetteh.

This interesting turnaround seem to affirm the notion by some members of the public that the Asogli Palace may have intentionally invited Mr. Agyapong to embarrass him as a revenge for comments made against the Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV.

On Friday, September 9, 2022, Togbe Afede, together with his subchiefs and elders, rejected the homage and gifts of Mr. Agyapong in the full glare of the public, when the Agbogbomefia sat in state to receive well-wishers and gifts ahead of the grand durbar on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

Togbe Afede’s conduct has been hailed by some while others have described it as unfortunate and a missed opportunity to reconcile and foster unity; as is one of the major purposes of festivals in the country.

Following the humiliating incident, an invitation letter popped up to confirm that indeed Mr. Agyapong was invited. However, persons close to the palace had suggested it could not be true only for the Secretary to come out on Monday, September 12, 2022 to confirm that indeed the MP was invited with the excuse that it was an administrative lapse.

As a justification for the humiliating incident, Mr. Stephen went ahead to detail the headlines and dates that Mr. Agyapong made some unpalatable comments against Togbe Afede.

Some of which include “Togbe Afede is a shameless opportunist,” – April 24, 2022. “I declare war in the country,” – April 18, 2012. “Togbe Afede is corrupt, he supervised fraudulent withdrawal of 31 million cedis from NIB,” – November 7, 2018.

The rest are “Togbe Afede is ethnocentric, and an NDC stooge, his name can never intimidate me,” – November 8, 2018 and “Even the President cannot stop me from chasing Togbe Afede out as NIB Board Chairman,” – November 13, 2018.


FROM Fred Duodu, Asogli