Legal Practitioner, Godwin Eduzdi Tamakloe has advised young politicians to take a cue from the political life of the New Patriotic Party’s stalwart, Kwabena Agyei Agyapong.
This comes after media reports emerged that the former General Secretary of the NPP is tipped to get a political appointment in the second term of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
In a reaction on Facebook, Lawyer Tamakloe noted that despite the treatment Agyapong was subjected to by his own party, he never took to traditional or social media to ridicule President Akufo-Addo or members of the party.
“In 1998, Kwabena Agyapong becomes the General Secretary for the NPP and some people around Akufo-Addo fabricated a conspiracy theory that he was against Akufo-Addo.
Immediately he sponsored someone to petition for his suspension and he was eventually suspended as the General Secretary in the most capricious manner.”
“He didn’t take to Twitter or Facebook to be writing silly things about Akufo-Addo. He avoided media engagements that will discuss his suspension,” portions of his Facebook post read.
Edudzi Tamakloe advised young politicians to embrace a mindset that inspires them to journey on in the spirit of calmness and steady growth of their careers.
Lawyer Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo writes
A lot of young politicians do have a lot to learn from Kwabena Agyei Agyepong.
In the 1998 NPP presidential primaries, he supported then candidate Akufo Addo, yes not Kuffour.
Forward, he becomes the General Secretary for the NPP.
Some people around Akufo Addo fabricated a conspiracy theory that he was against Akufo Addo.
Immediately sponsored someone to petition for his suspension.
He was eventually suspended.
That’s the elected General Secretary, suspended in the most capricious manner.
He didn’t take to Twitter or Facebook to be writing silly things about Akufo Addo.
He avoided media engagement that will discuss his suspension.
By 2020, he was back campaigning for Akufo Addo.
It was difficult to find any publication by Kwabena against Akufo Addo when he was unjustly suspended. He demonstrated considerable emotional intelligence.
When he came back to support the 2020 campaign, he was in the frontline.
Where is the person who petitioned for his suspension? Forgotten
Kwabena Adjei Agyepong did not get disgruntled because he contested for a position and lost oo.
He actually contested, won and was later suspended.
He didn’t go about cursing everyone.
He didn’t become a fool. The period of suspension offered him the opportunity for personal growth and introspection.
He didn’t say Akufo Addo is ungrateful bla bla bla.
I have personally learnt a lot from him.
He remained calm.
You can’t run a marathon with the mindset of a sprinter.
May the Good Lord bless us with the spirit of calmness.
Think deeply about this
This political journey is full of uncertainties.
Read Edudzi Tamakloe’s full post below: