NPP elects new national officers
Ken Agyapong discloses why he abstained from endorsing candidates
NPP stalwarts call for unity after delegates congress
Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has refuted claims that he spearheaded a campaign against John Boadu in his reelection bid as General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, he refrained entirely from openly declaring support for candidates in the NPP National Delegates Conference held last weekend to elect national officers for the party because doing so had the tendency of causing deep cracks within the party.
In an interview with Neat FM, the outspoken politician mentioned that John Boadu has in the past been good to him thus he was indebted to him.
The Chairperson of the Defence and Interior Committee of Parliament explained that he even offered help in a form of advice and other things to John Boadu and anyone who came to him for assistance in the lead-up to the conference.
Kennedy Agyapong was reacting to rumors that he had organized a pre-arrival party for delegates at Stoneview behind Erata Hotel where he and his team campaigned against John Boadu.
“I have never opened my mouth to say delegates should vote against John Boadu. I can never do that. I made up my mind that I want unity in the party, because from experience when party stalwarts declare support for a candidate against another, it brings conflict.
“The person who loses will also not be ready to support the party. That made us lose a lot of MPs, so for me, I did not support anybody in the open.
“Anybody who wins I can work with the person. However anybody who came to me, I helped in my own small way. I know a campaign is not a one-person job. So I never declared support at Stoneview for any candidate,” he said.