Kennedy Agyapong Recounts Death Threats That Led To Mother's Passing: "My Mother Couldn't Take It”

Kennedy Agyapong Recounts Death Threats That Led To Mother's Passing: "My Mother Couldn't Take It”

  • The Assin Central MP, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has said death threats against him caused his mother's death
  • Agyapong singled out death threats he said were made by the brother of an NDC politician, Collins Dauda
  • The presidential aspirant said his mother had wanted him to step away from politics because of the insults and threats

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A New Patriotic Party presidential aspirant, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has said distress from threats made against his life contributed to his mother’s death.

He said these threats were made against him by the brother of a fellow politician and National Democratic Congress legislation, Collins Dauda.

Kennedy Agyapong
Kennedy Agyapong is also the Assin Central MP. Source: Facebook/@Hon.KenOheneAgyapong/@ParliamentOfGhana
Source: Facebook

Speaking to Citi TV, Agyapong said his mother had pleaded with him to leave politics because she was struggling to handle the insults and threats that were beinng hurled at her son.

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"She died on the 13th of November. During the week she died, I visited her, and she was pleading with me to stop politics, and she said: 'Kwame, you'll kill me.' That was Thursday.”

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“On Friday, I left for Kumasi, and while returning to Accra on Sunday afternoon, I got the distressing news that my mother had passed away. I was informed that she was uttering 'my heart, my heart,' and 'Kwame, you will kill me,” Agyapong recounted.

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