Kennedy Agyapong’s campaign team clarifies his “showdown” comment

Honourable Kennedy Ohene Agyapong
Honourable Kennedy Ohene Agyapong

The campaign team of Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a contender vying for the position of flagbearer within the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has taken steps to explain his recent statement regarding a potential “showdown” with President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia during the party’s special delegates conference. They have clarified that this term was not intended to convey any form of threat.


Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, who also serves as a Member of Parliament for Assin Central, was captured on video using the term “showdown” in reference to the President and Vice President. This choice of words raised concerns and prompted inquiries, leading the NPP to consider potential disciplinary measures against him.

Addressing the matter during a press conference, Agyapong’s campaign manager, Kwame Owusu, underscored that the term “showdown” was employed to convey Agyapong’s unwavering determination to secure victory in the forthcoming November 4 polls. He emphasized that it did not indicate any intention to engage in confrontation or hostility towards either the Vice President or the President.

Owusu further expounded, “The use of the term ‘showdown’ merely emphasizes a pivotal moment of either a confrontation or a contest. Whether it pertains specifically to the Vice President or not, the essence remains unchanged. It signifies that regardless of the circumstances, Mr. Agyapong is poised to emerge triumphant in November.”

He added, “Hence, this usage embodies a definitive phase of confrontation and competition. It does not carry a threatening connotation, and there is no reason for apprehension. It represents a straightforward expression, albeit articulated in a distinctive manner.”

Owusu also reassured that Agyapong is fully committed to cooperating with the NPP’s disciplinary procedures in every respect.



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