Claims Ken Agyapong has been approached to be Bawumia’s running mate false – Spokesperson

The spokesperson for the Vice President, Gideon Boako, has denied claims that some members of the Bawumia Campaign Team attempted to bribe NPP presidential hopeful, Kennedy Agyapong, to step down and be made the running mate to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

He described such comments in the media attributed to Mr. Agyapong as false.

“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,” he said in a statement on Saturday, September 30.

Mr. Boako also rejected accusations that the vice president is collapsing the governing New Patriotic Party. He stressed that the party’s unity is Dr. Bawumia’s great concern.

“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,” Dr. Boako added.

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.

Thank you.

— Signed —

Gideon Boako, Ph.D

Spokesperson

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