Kennedy Agyapong Threatens Akufo-Addo and Bawumia Over NPP Congress - Viral Video

Russell Nketiah Tannor
Kennedy Agyapong Threatens Akufo-Addo and Bawumia Over NPP Congress - Viral Video

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential aspirant, Kennedy Agyapong, has launched a scathing attack on President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, accusing them of interfering in the party's internal elections.

Agyapong, who is also the MP for Assin Central, was captured on video threatening to give the two leaders a "showdown" for allegedly chasing away his agent at the University of Cape Coast voting centre during the Super Delegates Congress on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

"President Akufo-Addo, I swear God, I will give you a showdown. Vice president, I will give you a showdown. You’ve chased away my agent for him to hide in a room, we shall see. You will hear what will happen. I swear God, I will challenge President Akufo-Addo anytime," he said in Twi.

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The Super Delegates Congress was held to elect the top five candidates out of the 10 aspirants who were vying for the NPP flagbearer slot for the 2024 general elections. The top five candidates who qualified for the next round of voting were Dr Bawumia, Alan Kyerematen, Kennedy Agyapong, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Francis Addai Nimoh.

However, the congress was marred by allegations of vote-buying and intimidation by some candidates and their supporters. Agyapong claimed that some associates of Dr Bawumia were behind the incident at the UCC voting centre, where his agent was allegedly chased out and forced to hide in a room.

Agyapong said he was not happy with the way the party's internal elections were being conducted, and warned that he would not tolerate any unfair treatment or manipulation. He said he had worked hard for the party and the region, and deserved respect and recognition from the party leadership.

"I have worked, I’m an experienced politician, and, of course, especially in this Region, everybody knows what I have done. I have always taken care of the Region, I know they will look at my commitment to the Region and reward me and the moment I get the massive vote I know I am within the five, then after that other regions as well. So, the first three I will be in," he told journalists before casting his ballot.

Agyapong's outburst has sparked mixed reactions from political analysts and social media users. Some have condemned his utterances as disrespectful and divisive, while others have praised him for speaking his mind and exposing the rot within the party.

The NPP is expected to hold its National Delegates Conference on November 4, 2023, where over 200,000 delegates will vote to elect the party's flagbearer for the 2024 general elections. The winner will face off with former President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), who has already been confirmed as his party's candidate.

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