- Kennedy Agyapong like most Ghanaian MPs paid his way to parliament
- The NPP MP said he had to help 1,000 of his constituents to the US before he was voted as MP
- The Assin Central says he became a millionaire at age 36 in 1996
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In Ghana, politicians do all sorts of things to win the trust and votes of electorates.
The NPP MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong on Sunday revealed in an interview with Citi TV that he had to help 1000 people from his constituency to travel to the United States of America before they voted him as a lawmaker.
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He became a legislator in 2000 on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party for Assin North before it was demarcated for the creation of Assin Central.
“I won election in 2000 because I took 1,000 people in Assin alone to America with the USA lottery,” he said.
The firebrand MP also disputed allegations that he made his money from peddling in drugs. He stated that he introduced the US visa lottery in Ghana and facilitated the documentation for people to travel to America in the process.
He noted that he made his first million dollars from this at age 36.
“When people don’t know your background and they think that you are a drug dealer, it is so painful,” he added.
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Mr. Agyapong said the job of an MP is the “most stupid” if you take away that of an Assemblyman.
The legislator said Ghanaians hate the truth and also mistake boldness for arrogance.
The NPP financier also revealed that his most favorite thing in the world is money. No wonder the politician is one of the richest in the country.
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