NPP Offered Me 800m Dollars To Step Down – Kennedy Agyapong Reveals1 min read
Former Member of Parliament for Suhum, Frederick Opare-Ansah has revealed that the controversial presidential aspirant of the governing New New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, was demanding $500 million worth of contracts annually from Vice President Bawumia when he becomes President before he (Kennedy) will step down from contesting the presidential slot of the party.
According to Mr Opare-Ansah, the Assin Central MP went to the Vice President to make the demand on the assumption that if Dr Bawumia agreed to it, then he wouldn’t contest him, but the Vice President rejected his demand, hence the decision to join the race.
Mr Opare Ansah’s reaction follows Kennedy Agyapong’s claims recently that some party gurus are on his neck asking him to step down from the contest to pave the way for the Vice President.
But in a sharp rebuttal, Kennedy Agyapong has challenged Hon Opare-Ansah to support his claims with facts adding that the NPP offered him 800 million dollars to step down from the contest.
‘I have not demanded any contract of $500 million to step down from contesting the presidential slot of the party. I am not cheap nor coward to do that,” he set the records straight during an interview on Kumasi based Time FM.
Kennedy Agyapong insisted that acceding to these requests would be tantamount to abandoning the party at a critical juncture.
These revelations have thrown a spotlight on internal dynamics ahead of the NPP presidential primaries, hinting at underlying tensions and the high stakes involved in the jostle for the flagbearer position.