Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has thrown his weight behind the wife of late vice president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Mrs Matilda Amissah Arthur after she broke protocol by ranting whiles reading her husbands tribute.
The burial of the late former second gentleman of the land was held yesterday at the Accra International conference centre (AICC) amidst tears from sympathizers who had gathered there to pay their last respect.
During the turn of Mad. Matilda Amissah to read her tribute to her late husband, she expressed shock at the number of Ghanaians who have insulted and levelled a countless allegation against him whiles he was serving as vice-president but these same people now turn their backs and say good things about him and she wonders if this is truly Ghana.
“Over the last few weeks, I have been amazed at the number of people who have come to show appreciation and I ask myself: ‘Is this Ghana?’ Are all these people in Ghana because of the maligning, the lies, the treachery, the wickedness, the mischievousness?
“I ask myself: Is this Ghana? I ask myself is this, my own husband, that you have come to say tribute to? And today, I ask the same question: Did people really know my husband? Did they take time to know him? The false accusations, the lies the maligning, did they know him? My dearest, me, your children, we know you,” she said.
But Ken Agyapong commenting on the outburst on Adom TV’s Morning Show, Badwam, said the former vice president, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur was disregarded by a section of Ghanaians, especially members of his own party despite his decade’s worth of service to the party.
According to him, Matilda Amissah-Arthur was being genuine in her tribute because Mr Amissah-Arthur was disrespected by the NDC, a situation he describes as very worrying.
“When I first heard about the woman’s outburst, I clapped for her. What she said was genuine because even his people in the NDC took him for granted for so long even though I know sections of Ghanaians were not happy,” Mr Agyapong noted.