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Boakye Agyarko breaks silence after dismissal

Former Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko has spoken publicly for the first time since President Akufo-Addo removed him from office.

Though no reasons were cited for his dismissal, media reports suggested Mr Agyarko misled the president in the re-negotiation of the AMERI power deal which was originally signed by the erstwhile NDC government.

Addressing some party faithful at his Krobo Odumase residence in the Eastern Region, the former minister said despite what has transpired, he still remains loyal to the NPP and would work to ensure that the party is retained in office in 2020.

He said: “For a party as enshrined as the NPP, there are bound to be problems and there are bound to be dissenting views and actions that we may not be happy about.

“However, it behoves us to stay within the party and help in resolving whatever we think the problems or issues are. That is the surest way to building a strong and a resilient party”.

Asked why he has not come public since his removal, the minister said “the collective interest of the NPP as a party is bigger than our individual interests”.

Some executives praised the former Energy Minister for his sterling performance at the ministry.

Since his unfortunate dismissal, the Former Minister continued to receive delegations and solidarity messages from many NPP faithful.

President Akufo-Addo on August 6, relieved Mr Agyarko of his position.

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