Francis Asenso Boakye, minister of works and housing and member of parliament for the Ashanti Region’s Bantama constituency, has criticized Kennedy Agyapong and warned him against alienating other NPP members in his bid to become the party’s candidate.
Asenso Boakye also reaffirmed his fervent belief that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President in office, is still the New Patriotic Party’s best chance of winning the 2024 elections and carrying out the party’s “Breaking the 8” platform.
At a rally in Accra, Kennedy Agyapong, a sitting member of parliament for the Central Region’s Assin Central constituency, accused a minister of state from Bantama, in the Ashanti Region, of saying that the NPP should support Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and that, if he does not win in 2024, he would become popular with Ghanaians by 2028.
Francis Asenso Boakye referred to Kennedy Agyapong’s statements as an obvious untruth, absurd, and politically puerile, which shouldn’t be coming from a sitting MP and someone who wants to lead the New Patriotic Party, in a post on his Facebook wall.
Read the full post on his Facebook wall below:
My attention has been drawn to some regrettable remarks made by Hon Kennedy Agyepong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central and aspiring presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party at a rally held in Accra on Saturday, 16th September, 2023.
The said remarks are to the effect that a certain minister of state from Bantama has told Delegates to vote for His Excellency, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to be elected presidential candidate of the Party so as to become more attractive to Ghanaians after 4 years of H.E John Mahama’s imminent Presidency. Even though he did not explicitly mention my name (purposely), I’m currently the only minister of state from Bantama, so I reasonably assume he’s referring to me.
This blatant lie is not only ludicrous, but also politically puerile. The NPP Government is deeply committed to working hard to improve the wellbeing of Ghanaians and by so doing, earn their continued goodwill.
The false attribution by Hon Ken Agyepong is clearly a mischievous lie deliberately made with the sole intention to cause disaffection for me, sully my good standing within the Party and neutralize whatever leverage I have on the Delegates.
My view on the NPP presidential primary is widely known to the party members and it’s that; Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia is the extraordinary candidate that the NPP needs to break the ‘eight’.
I urge all to disregard it and focus instead on building unity that will serve as the bedrock for winning the 2024 election.