Accra; Saturday, 30th September 2023. The Dr. Bawumia Campaign Team has strongly denied allegations made by Hon. Kennedy Agyapong that they attempted to bribe him to become Dr. Bawumia’s running mate. They clarify that they have not approached Kennedy Agyapong for such an offer and have not assigned anyone to do so.
They also refute claims that Dr. Bawumia is causing division within the party and emphasize his commitment to party unity.
The team reiterates the importance of adhering to the core values of the NPP, including truth, decorum, and respect in the internal flagbearer contest.
*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. @MBawumia.
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