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Ambassador Ohene Agyekum opening his
wardrobe to journalist at his Denyame
home in Kumasi yesterday

DANIEL OHENE Agyekum, Ghana Ambassador to US, on Wednesday morning did an unusual thing by inviting journalists to inspect his Denyame home in Kumasi to verify the authenticity of speculations that he is stockpiling ammunition to cause mayhem during the polls.
Mr Agyekum, during the tour of his home, somewhat lost his temper, sworn the great oath of the Asantehene, Otumfuor Osei Tutu II and challenged Kennedy Agyapong, New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Assin North in the Central Region, to hit back if
he was man enough.
The largest opposition political party, the NPP, and Kennedy Agyapong in particular, had continually accused the Ghana Ambassador to the US of stockpiling weapons in his Denyame home for onward distribution to National Democratic Congress (NDC) thugs, to cause trouble in the Ashanti Region during the elections.
He said if Mr Agyapong insisted that he (Agyekum) was stockpiling ammunition in his house, then he should also swear the great oath of the Asantehene so that the two of them would be summoned before the King for the whole truth of the matter to be revealed.
Mr Agyekum insisted that the rumours were a hoax, being engineered by the NPP to tarnish his hard-earned reputation and create fear and tension in the region, as the electorate prepared to go to the polls to elect Ghana?s next president and parliamentary candidates.
The inspection saw media practitioners in Kumasi selected from the print and electronic media entering the garage, living room and even the bedroom of Mr Agyekum, who willingly opened his wardrobe and bags to the journalists to see if he was hiding some weapons.
The Ambassador, who is also the former Ashanti regional chairman of the NDC, described his action of inviting the media to search his house as unusual but was quick to point out that ?unusual circumstances calls for unusual measures.?
He stated emphatically that there was no iota of truth in the speculations being peddled by the NPP and Mr Agyapong in particular, throwing a challenge to the NPP to come to his house and see for themselves if he was indeed hiding some weapons in his home, saying ?my house is open to the NPP.?
The NDC guru noted that he was ?fed up? with the constant falsehood that the NPP usually peddled about him, notably, during the election periods, stressing that he was not a violent person and that his detractors should stop painting him black in public.
Two armed soldiers were spotted in the house during the inspection tour and Mr Agyekum explained that the presence of the armed military men was necessitated by recent threat on his life by some people who have been sending threatening text messages to him on his mobile phone.
Mr Agyekum was noted for having the penchant of invoking the spirit of river goddesses, especially the dreaded ?Antoa Nyamaa,? to strike dead, people that peddled falsehood about him in the past.
Asked if he would invoke the spirit of ?Antoa Nyamaa? to deal with Hon. Kennedy Agyapong, the NDC top wig retorted that ?I have quit cursing people with river deities,? ruling out the possibility of dragging the NPP to court for defaming him in public.

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