The Campaign team of Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has refuted claims that they gave aspiring flag bear, Kennedy Agyepong an offer to partner Dr. Bawumia as running mate for the 2024 general elections.
This comes on the back of media reports that Mr. Kennedy Agyepong made the allegation at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi-Ashanti region while addressing party supporters.
But in a sharp rebuttal, the Vice President’s spokesperson, Gideon Boako indicated in a statement that they have not made such a running mate offer, nor assigned any member of their team to approach Mr. Agyapong.
Below is the full statement from the Dr. Bawumia Campaign Team
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.
— Signed —
Gideon Boako, Ph.D