Ken Accuses Bawumia of Destroying NPP
A flagbearer hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has accused Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia of destroying the party and urged him to stop dividing the party, ahead of the 2024 elections.
Addressing his supporters in Kumasi, the Ashanti Regional capital, Kennedy Agyapong pointed out several issues that he believes are threatening the unity and strength of the NPP.
He mentioned the increasing level of vindictiveness within the party’s ranks, the prevalence of tribal politics, and the perception of political machinations that could potentially alienate supporters and harm the party’s image.
Mr. Agyapong, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central in the Central Region, made the accusation while addressing hundreds of party supporters at a rally in the Ashanti Region.
The political firebrand did not mince words, as he voiced his concerns about the direction the party was heading due to an alleged desperate leadership style of his contender and his campaign team in the leadup to their internal election, slated for November 4, this year.
One of the key points Agyapong highlighted was the issue of vindictiveness within the party.
He expressed his concern about the divisive actions taken by some party members, particularly those within the Vice President’s camp and the governing members.
These actions, he argued, were creating rifts within the party and alienating long-standing members. Such internal divisions, according to the lawmaker, if not checked, can be detrimental to the political fortunes of the party, as unity and cohesion are getting deteriorated.
Tribal politics was another topic that Ken Agyapong did not shy away from.
Ghana, according to the Assin Central lawmaker, is a diverse nation with various ethnic groups, and the NPP has historically prided itself on being a party that transcends tribal boundaries.
However, Agyapong voiced his concern that recent actions and statements by some party members were exploiting tribal sentiments, which could erode the party’s broad-based support.
Political machinations, as mentioned by Agyapong, also raise concerns about the NPP’s internal dynamics. The perception of manipulation and behind-the-scenes maneuvering can erode trust among party members and the general public alike.
Agyapong’s caution to Dr. Bawumia regarding these practices is a call for transparency and a level playing field within the party’s leadership.
The NPP, like any political organization, must address internal challenges and strive for unity and cohesion to maintain its position as a formidable force in Ghanaian politics.
Ken Agyapong’s candid remarks serve as a timely reminder that the strength of a political party lies in its ability to foster internal harmony, while appealing to a diverse electorate.