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Kennedy Agyapong: Northerners are not inherently violent

Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for the Assin Central constituency in the Central region, has criticized the stereotype that northerners in Ghana are violent.

Agyapong, who claims to have family ties to the northern region, explained that northerners are quick to defend themselves and their rights when they are being cheated or taken advantage of.

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In a video shared by Oman Channel on April 7, 2023, Agyapong spoke to members of the party in the Ayawaso East Constituency of the Greater Accra region and emphasized that labeling northerners as violent is inaccurate.

Agyapong also shared his family’s religious background and his own experiences growing up in Wa. He explained that his family is made up of both Christians and Muslims, with a majority of them being Muslims.

He attributed his bravery to his upbringing in Wa, where he claims people stand up against injustice and do not tolerate cheating.

Agyapong’s comments come amidst the race for the flagbearership slot of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), with top party members including Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, former trade and industry minister Alan Kyerematen, former food and agric minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and former NPP General Secretary Kwabena Agyapong among others.

The NPP presidential primaries are scheduled for November 4, 2023, to elect a flagbearer for the general elections in 2024.

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