Ken Agyapong Defies Party Pleas: Refuses To Step Down In NPP Primaries, Claims Political Analyst
In the midst of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) political storm following Alan Kyerematen’s surprising withdrawal from the upcoming party primaries, political analyst Boakye Yiadom has cast a revealing light on the unfolding developments.
Yiadom alleges that the party leadership has engaged the three remaining presidential aspirants, urging them to consider withdrawing in favour of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Shockingly, it seems that Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, stands as the sole candidate steadfastly refusing to heed the party’s request. He vehemently calls for the presidential primary to proceed as originally scheduled.
In an exclusive interview on Rainbow Radio dated September 7, 2023, Yiadom shared that his insights derive from highly credible sources within the NPP.
“Based on my investigations and the information I’ve gathered, it appears there are murmurs about not even allowing the November 4th election to take place, in order for all candidates to step aside and rally behind one. That’s the word on the street.
“But I’ve also learned that the primary roadblock in these discussions is none other than Kennedy Agyapong. He has been unwavering in his stance, vowing never to step aside. In his words, he’s preparing for a showdown. As for the others, I can’t speak to their decisions at this time, but the discussions are ongoing. Regarding Alan’s departure, it can’t be attributed to any persuasion to step down. No, because if it were a matter of someone convincing him to resign, he wouldn’t have penned the letter he presented. His withdrawal stems from a deep-seated frustration over alleged mistreatment against him and his supporters,” he elaborated.
Alan Kyerematen’s abrupt announcement of withdrawal from the race, which came on September 5, 2023, cited various reasons, including the purported intimidation of delegates during the recent Super Delegates Conference held on August 26, 2023.