One of the four remaining flagbearer hopefuls of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has cautioned the party’s elections committee to ensure that the upcoming November 4 Presidential primary is conducted in a fair and transparent manner.
Addressing his supporters and some party faithfuls at his Kumasi Showdown walk on Saturday, September 30, 2023, the blunt politician warned the party hierarchy not to try his patients. Adding that he would not hesitate to take on the party if he believed that the elections had been rigged in favour of another candidate.
“I’m not like Alan who is gentle, let them try…” Ken warned amidst thunderous cheers from his supporters.
Mr. Agyapong was referring to Mr. John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, a former Trade and Industry Minister who recently resigned from the NPP to form what he calls “Movement for Change” to contest the upcoming 2024 Presidential elections as an independent candidate.
The former Trade and Industry Minister cited intimidation and unfair treatment towards him and his supporters in the NPP’s flagbearership race as some of his reasons to exit the NPP which he is a founding member.
Mr. Agyapong said he would operate “an eye for an eye” policy during the election and that he would not allow anyone to bully him.
He also claimed that he had been offered huge sums of money to step down in order to allow Vice President Bawumia easy passage.
He said he has rejected all such offers, including a promise to make him a running mate to Dr. Bawumia. Saying he remains resolute and that he will win the November 4 NPP presidential primaries.