Anas’ ‘#12’ Expose: What’s Kennedy Agyapong Afraid Of?
The Ghanaian political landscape is usually tense, with all manner of scandals, factual and manufactured, popping up every passing day.
But what actually escalated the existing tension to an all-time, fever-pitch crescendo is the yet-to-be- shown video by ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which he titled: ‘Number 12’
Though yet to be shown, the video is already sending fear and panic down the spine of many affluent people in the country because rumours say it contains stinking deals in the sports sector.
Whiles no one can deny the fact that over the years Anas’ videos have generated some degree of controversy, the way Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Constituency, appears very alarmed about this particular one is raising a lot of eyebrows.
First, the maverick politician, after condemning the ‘modus operandi’ of Anas, said he wished somebody would secure a court injunction to stop the premiering of the video, scheduled for June 6, 2018.
Virtually hopping from one media house to the other, Agyapong went into tantrums and attacked the personality of the journalist, calling him a blackmailer, extortionist and evil.
Apparently having a fit, he warned that any of his employees at Kencity Media, who attends the premiering of the video, would be fired.
The MP, seemingly not satisfied with his own drama, reportedly said he wished Anas were dead and craved that God would strike him with thunder.
The loud-mouthed Ken went ahead to insinuate that there is an amorous relationship between the journalist and the wife of the murdered NPP Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North constituency, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.
The NPP Tarzan’s melee, which included posting pictures of Anas and his investigative team in the media, however, did not go down well with the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA).
The GJA consequently called for a 24-hour protection for the journalist, saying some unidentified persons have since been tracking his office and other locations, ostensibly to harm him.
We at THE PUBLISHER find the behavior of Kennedy Agyapong rather absurd and strangely over the roof, more so when, like Anas, he too claims he is an anti-corruption crusader.
The paper finds it hard to strike any difference between the MP, who boasts of paying people to virtually ‘steal’ dossiers on other people he considers corrupt, and the journalist who simply PLIES his trade by secretly recording the activities of those milking the economy.
His do-or-die stance on the video strongly suggests that he is not comfortable with the contents.
But whether he likes it or not, the video will be shown come June 6, and the real source of his uneasiness will come to light.
After all an Ibo proverb says ‘an old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb’, which basically means that someone who has a problem with something cannot easily laugh it off or take it lightly.
His behavior is not in any way helping the image of the New Patriotic Party government.
It is rather boosting the social rating of the word ‘CORRUPTION’, making it undeniably the most popular word in Ghana today.