Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has said he does not see lead contenders in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearership race, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng and Dr Mahamadu Bawumia as threats to his presidential ambition.
According to him, the two – Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Trades Minister, Alan Kyeremanteng – do not have more achievements in the NPP than him to pose any threat to him.
“I first gave Adu Boahen $300,000 dollars in 1992 for campaign. Who is saying it is his turn to lead NPP? Is there any man in the party who wholeheartedly campaign for the NPP after donating financially to support the same party? Look at the way I am vilified because of the party? We have a lot to say so I am not scared by this ‘aduru me so, aduru me so,” he said in an interview on Sun City FM monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com.
The Assin Central Law Maker shocked many political watchers and NPP supporters when he boldly declared his intention to contest the flagbearer position of the NPP.
The man who has been in Parliament for more than 20 years said he has all it takes to lead the NPP to break the eight hence called on party delegates to consider him over the likes of Alan Kyeremanteng and Dr Mahamadu Bawumia.
“I am a founding member of the NPP in the USA…I came down to help the Adu Boahen campaign in 1992 and donated generously…after serving the party for 32 years, who said he is more qualified to lead the party than me?,” Ken quizzed.
To him, the flagebarership slot is not a seat for meant for just some particular leaders for the likes of Alan and Bawumia to come and claim they are the rightful persons to lead at specific times.
“None of the persons contesting for the flagbearership slot is a threat to me, I will beat them hands down…As for Mahama, he is the weakest, I will beat him hands down because he has failed the north. I will beat Veep Bawumia hands down as well…,” he said.
Ken Agyapong became part of a tall list of persons seeking to lead the NPP after the Akufo-Addo presidency when he declared his intention to contest in May this year.
Trades Minister, Alan Kyeremanteng; Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia; former Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko; former Railways Minister, Joe Ghartey; Agric Minister, Dr Afriyie Osei Akoto; former Asante Mampong MP, Francis Addae Nimoh have all declared their intention to contest the position.