An alleged claim made by presidential candidate aspirant and MP for Assin Central, Hon Ken Agyapong, that he was bribed to run as mate to vice president and colleague presidential aspirant Dr. Bawumia has been denied by the campaign team of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
In a prompt response, the Vice President's campaign team refuted these claims, stating that at no point did they approach Mr. Agyapong with a running mate offer, nor did they assign any team member to make such an approach.
The statement signed by spokesperson, of Dr. Bawumia Gideon Boako, also denied the accusations that Dr. Bawumia is involved in actions that would undermine the NPP through intimidation.
Below is the full statement.
For Immediate Release
Saturday, 30th September 2023
Bawumia Campaign Team has not approached Hon. Kennedy Agyapong for Running Mate Position
The Bawumia campaign team has noticed with grave concern news report by Citinewsroom.com and other media outlets in which the Hon. Kennedy Agyapong is alleged to have indicated that some members of the Bawumia Campaign team attempted to bribe him to step down and be made the running mate to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
We wish to state in unequivocal terms that the Bawumia Campaign team has not approached Kennedy Agyapong for such a running mate offer, nor have we assigned any member of the team to approach him for the same
It is also not true as alleged by Kennedy Agyapong that Dr. Bawumia is collapsing the party through intimidation. The unity of our party has been of great concern to candidate Dr. Bawumia. It is in light of such concern that he refrains from responding to unwarranted attacks by others in the contest and has cautioned his supporters against responding to such provocative attacks. His strategy has been to persuade delegates to support his bid. This he does, by laying his vision for the party and country
As we have always maintained, the contest for flagbearer in the NPP is an internal one, and all actors, particularly the aspirants must be guided by the core values of the NPP, which include but are not limited to truth, decorum, and respect for one another
— Signed —
Gideon Boako, Ph.D
The Assin Central member of parliament was on a campaign tour in the Ashanti Region to match with his supporters, he made these allegations while addressing his people at the Jubilee Park
The two, Dr. Bawumia and Hon. Ken Agyapong will be locking horns on November 4 as the New Patriotic Party holds its polls to decide on a flagbearer to lead the party in the coming 2024 electionRead Full Story