The Campaign team of New Patriotic Party Presidential Aspirant, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has threatened to campaign against Members of Parliament in the party who have given their support to fellow aspirant and Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.
The chairman of the campaign team, Kwame Owusu, in an interview on Thursday, October 26, 2023 made this statement due to the lack of support from members of the party.
Mr. Kwame Owusu also observed that MPs and other party members who were assumed to be close friends with Hon. Kennedy Ohene Agyapong have turned their backs on him. He named some government officials including Alexander Afenyo-Markin and Hon. KT Hammond, who are good friends with Mr. Kennedy Agyapong but have not openly endorsed him.
Mr. Kwame Owusu further insinuated that these officials have betrayed Hon. Kennedy Agyapong to protect their jobs. He then stated that if Kennedy wins, all these officials would be cleaned up because Hon. Kennedy Agyapong would need people, he could trust with whom he can work.
Mr. Kwame Owusu also admitted that the campaign team has resorted to sharing money to delegates with the reason that the Vice President Bawumia’s team have induced a lot of party delegates with huge sums of money leading every aspirant to follow suit.
The chairman also said that people are suspicious of the means by which Bawumia got his campaign money due to the debt owed by his government including the non-payment of NABCO employees, school feeding programme and many more.
This has added to the perceived tension and conflict within the party in the past few months ahead of the NPP Delegates’ Conference in November.