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Anas & Ken Agyapong feud: Akufo-Addo’s intervention backfires

Attempts by President Akufo-Addo to call a truce between Kennedy Agyapong and Anas Aremeyaw Anas has failed woefully as the maverick legislator is stuck to his guns to uncover the controversial investigative journalist.

Asempanews.com understands that a meeting between Mr Agyapong and President Akufo-Addo held on Tuesday at the seat of government, Jubilee House, to get the latter to pipe-down on his onslaught, could not achieve the desired results.

Multiple sources who were privy to discussions of the meeting told Asempanews.com that the president decided to call for a ceasefire, after some senior government officials impressed upon him to do so, considering the government’s relationship with Anas’ mentor, Kweku Baako.

Insiders believe the incessant attacks by Mr Agyapong on Kweku Baako and his protégé could strain the affiliation the ruling party has with Mr Baako.

“After deliberations on the matter, a decision was arrived at, so the president decided to speak to Mr Agyapong for an amicable solution on whatever issues the two may be quarreling over,” the source said.

However, our checks revealed that after a marathon meeting with the president on Tuesday afternoon, Mr Agyapong was resolute in his stance, as he could not give any assurances to President Akufo-Addo.

Asempanews.com gathered that Mr Agyapong explained to the president that his motive is to let the public know how Anas and Mr Baako usually handle some of the investigations they conduct on public officials, and not borne out of malice.

Mr Agyapong was clear in his account to the president that Anas blackmails unsuspecting people with his secret audiovisual recordings, adding that, under no circumstance would he abort his crusade against him.

In a complaint letter to the Council, Mr Agyapong said he has evidence the lawyer and journalist connived with a state attorney to have a case against some accused persons dismissed.

The MP has been on a campaign against Anas insisting that his style of allegedly entrapping people is contrary to the ethics of journalism and law.

The journalist has however dragged the legislator to court for defaming him and is demanding of the High Court to award ¢25 million in aggravated damages for publishing defamatory materials.

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 Source: asempanews.com

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