Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, a contender for the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer role, has asserted that party officials aligned with Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia physically confronted him on two occasions during the party’s recent Special Delegates Conference.
Charles Addo, the NPP’s youth organizer in the Bono East Region, reports that when he attempted to ensure adherence to electoral regulations, he was assaulted by two party officials who were angered by his actions.
“I informed the regional police commander and a few officers about the attempts of two regional party members to unlawfully represent the vice president. The police commander then spoke with the regional organizer, named Sulley, outside, and after that, I was able to assert my position.
Deputy secretary Liman Seidu, who was involved in the altercation, was eventually dealt with. He was then escorted out of the premises by the police, and upon being outside, he initiated a discussion with them in an attempt to identify the complaint.”
Prior to the commencement of the election, at approximately 8:30, I was informed by a police officer that their regional executive colleague had filed a complaint.
Subsequently, the officer inquired about the validity of this claim and added, “Are you aware that, based on party hierarchies, the expelled organizer is my superior?” Mr. Addo, who wore a neck brace due to alleged assault, recounted, “I responded by stating that our role here is not administrative; instead, we are present to oversee the process and maintain order.”
He revealed that the two party officials physically attacked him, lunging at him, subjecting him to severe beating, and subsequently confiscating GH40,000 from his pocket.
“While I was engaged in a phone conversation and not paying attention, suddenly they started attacking me. If you examine my phone… They also took away the forty thousand dollars I had in my pocket,” he alleged.
During the NPP’s Special Delegates Congress held on August 26, 2023, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong resorted to making verbal threats against Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
It’s believed that an incident report regarding the condition of Agyapong’s representative, who was campaigning on his behalf in the North East Region during the voting, triggered the outburst that was captured while he was on the phone.
Following the election on Saturday, Kennedy Agyapong promptly released a statement in which he expressed his sense of inspiration and pride due to the backing he received from his supporters amidst the “intense backbiting, intimidation, and smear campaign” he endured. Kennedy Agyapong conveyed his positive outlook about securing victory in the party’s general delegates election scheduled for November 4, 2023.