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Ken Agyapong On How ‘Small Boys’ Around Bawumia Are Working To Disgrace Alan Kyerematen

Presidential candidate hopeful on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has alleged that some “small boys” around the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia were clandestinely working to disgrace Alan Kyerematen, another presidential candidate hopeful.

Highlighting a disunited NPP front as part of his ‘post-mortem’ of the Assin North by-election, Mr Agyapong said the protocol around the Vice President deliberately interrupted Alan Kyerematen’s address at the last rally at Assin North on Sunday.

One “small boy” from my hometown who works at State House climbed the dais and instructed Alan Kyerematen to stop talking when the Vice President entered.

They [the protocol team and small boys] deliberately made Dr Bawumia wait outside for some time even though he had arrived at the venue earlier. They signalled him to enter the grounds when they saw Alan Kyerematen had started speaking, Mr Agyapong alleged.

He said even though President Akufo-Addo and the Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare had earlier arrived at the venue and had been ushered unto the dais through the back route, the “small boys” around Alan deliberately made him pass through the crowd, disrupted Alan’s address to create attention for the Vice President and it was during that period that, that “small boy” from my hometown who works at the State House, told Alan to stop speaking.

Why should they do this and later turn around to call for reconciliation?

Mr Agyapong described the move as “nasty”.

NPP presidential primary

Ken Agyapong, Alan Kyerematen and Dr Mahamudu Bawumia have been tipped as the front runners among five candidates likely to easily cross the first hurdle of the NPP’s presidential race.

The others are Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, Boakye Agyarko, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong,  Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku, Joe Ghartey, Francis Addai-Nimoh, and Ernest Kwadwo Poku.

The NPP last Friday inaugurated a nine-member vetting committee chaired by Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, a former Speaker of Parliament to oversee the vetting of the 10 presidential aspirants of the party from Monday, July 3 to Thursday, July 6, 2023.

A special delegates conference will elect five of them for the final election in November.

Ken Agyapong’s concerns

Speaking to some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as part of his campaign tour for consideration as flagbearer, Mr Agyapong said some “small boys” were working against the unity of the party.

He cited the arrival of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the Assin North rally last Sunday and how the protocol was used to malign Mr Alan Kyerematen during his speech.

Mr Agyapong said they [the protocol team] deliberately ushered Dr Bawumia onto the grounds in the middle of Alan’s address and disrupted his speech.

He recalled one person getting onto the dais to tell Alan Kyerematen to stop speaking.

Story By Graphic Online

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