The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Honourable Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has cried foul over NPP executives in the North reportedly refusing to allow him to meet delegates in the region.
According to him, the executives are playing foul and bringing division into the party which has the possibility of jeopardising their chances of ‘breaking the 8’ in 2024.
He warned that if those antics aren’t stopped, he will sabotage the campaign of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on whose behalf he believes the Northern NPP executives are acting.
The maverick lawmaker is contesting for the NPP flagbeararship in 2024 in a highly anticipated battle against the Vice President, and Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanten.
Agyapong is widely considered the underdog in the race although the lawmaker sees things differently.
Speaking on his alleged mistreatment up North, he called on the Veep to call those involved to order.
”Dr Bawumia please check these regional executives they are destroying the party the in those regions. Dr Bawumia cannot win an election without me. If Dr Bawumia wins fairly I will fully support him but if he wins unfairly, I have a mouth, radio and television stations… I will use it to shut the campaign down,” he blustered.
“If you people are supporting Vice President, I don’t have a problem,” he noted angrily to the Savannah regional executives.
Mr Agyapong was not happy about the mistreatment he suffered at the hands of the two regional executives who are supporting the Vice President in a tape that has gone viral on social media.
According to him, if the NPP has to break the eight-year jinx, “we need unity in the party.”
“It looks as if the NPP, we don’t learn, we had 150 seats in parliament, we lost it to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) because of internal wrangling. Why do we say break the eight if there is no unity and all we do [is] to antagonise each other over flagbearership? Those who are not strong to speak will sit aloof but some of us who are strong will talk.”
He recalled his unpleasant incident in the two northern regions: “Something happened when we went to the Northern Region, Chairman Samba asked his constituency executives not to see me. Northern Region the regional executives failed to meet…North East the regional executives failed to meet me. But I can assure you I will pay them back big time.
“Let’s conduct a clean campaign whoever emerges we support him to win,” he concluded.