Kennedy Agyapong declines NPP running mate post

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Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, has firmly stated his disinterest in becoming the running mate for the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, in the upcoming December elections.

Despite Dr. Bawumia not officially announcing his running mate, Mr. Agyapong made his stance clear during an appearance on the KSM Show on Pan African Television in Accra on Friday, February 23. He emphasized that while he is willing to contribute to the party, he has no aspirations to serve as Vice President alongside Dr. Bawumia.

"I don’t want to be vice. What am I going to say? I believe in democracy so, I want it to work. I will stay back and watch and whatever I have to do, I will do to contribute," he expressed.

Mr. Agyapong elaborated on his decision, emphasizing his belief that one doesn't need to hold the presidency to effect meaningful change in people's lives. He cited his successful businesses as examples of his contribution to society.

Explaining his reluctance to assume the role of vice president, Mr. Agyapong pointed to his outspoken nature, which he believes could potentially clash with his superior. He candidly stated, "To tell you the truth, I can’t be vice president because I will speak my mind, and am not going to be mate, and in Ghana, if you speak your mind, you will be branded…"

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