Local Ghanaian boxer, Ayeetey Powers, is claiming that he rejected an attempt by the Akufo-Addo government to bribe him into becoming a campaign ambassador for President Akufo-Addo campaign for the re-election in December.
In a viral video capturing the revelation, Mr. Powers, said the attempted bribe offer was Ghc100,000 and a car.
However, he said the offer was unconscionable considering the pitiable state that many Ghanaians find themselves in because of the maladministration Akufo-Addo.
“My Ghanaians brothers and sisters I want to advise that we wizen up. If something is not good, reject it. It is not befitting that you take the money and come and do propaganda. The truth is one and when it is in sight we must speak it. Someone may say that I am being hypocritical because if I were the one who had been given money to do propaganda I would have taken it and done the propaganda, no. me Ayeetey Powers, the money, they brought some to me some, I did not take it,” Mr. Powers said in Ga interspersed with English.
In the video, Ayeetey Powers said the point man for the attempted bribe was businessman, Ken Agyapong of Kenpong Travel and Tours fame.
Kenpong, he narrates, called him up for a meeting at Osu RE where he (Kenpong) offered Akufo-Addo’s package – Ghc100,000 and a brand new car, in exchange for the boxer going on air to shout “4 More For Nana, To Do More.”
“You can go and ask Kenpong Travel and Tours. Kenpong Travel and Tours, he called me; we met at Osu RE; he said they would give me Ghc100,000 and car so that I follow NPP. But, with all due respect, when I look at the conditions of my fellow Ghanaians, and the penury and hunger they are going through, why should I go and follow my stomach; for what?” Powers said.
“I won’t follow my stomach, no, I won’t. Kenpong Travel and Tours, he promised to give me Ghc100, 000 and a car, but when I consider the problems of my Ga kinsfolk, the way many are hungry, many have their businesses collapsed while others are trapped in stagnation, I can’t do that,” he said.
According to Ayeetey Powers, because he refused to be bribed, Kenpong has stopped picking his calls. “Now if I call Kenpong, he cuts me, he doesn’t want to talk to me because I refused to take the money and I don’t want it, I don’t want it. If I’m hungry self, that Ghc100,000, I have seen some before, that Ghc100,000 I have seen some before so I will never take whilst some of my fellow Ghanaians are there hungry.”