New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ghana finds itself embroiled in controversy as Kennedy Agyapong, a prominent NPP member and Presidential aspirant Kennedy Agyapong, has alleged attempts of bribery by the campaign team of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Agyapong claims he was approached to become Bawumia’s running mate, but he rejected the offer, accusing Bawumia of engaging in divisive political tactics that could potentially harm the party.
These allegations came to light during a march organized by Agyapong’s supporters, aptly named the “A SHOWDOWN WALK,” held at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi, Ashanti region. The event saw a significant turnout of locals expressing unwavering support for Agyapong, with many citing their concerns about the country’s current economic challenges under the Akufo Addo/Bawumia-led NPP government.
Agyapong’s supporters, who thronged the streets of Kumasi during the “Showdown Walk,” voiced their belief that he is the candidate capable of breaking the NPP’s 8-year electoral jinx in the upcoming 2024 polls. Their concerns echo a broader sentiment within the party, with worries about internal discord and the impact on the NPP’s unity and electability.
The allegations of bribery have sparked intense debates within political circles, raising questions about the ethical conduct of the NPP’s campaign strategies. The party now faces the challenge of managing internal disputes while projecting a united front to the public. The accusations have also put a spotlight on the economic issues facing Ghanaians, further intensifying the pressure on the ruling party to address the nation’s financial concerns effectively.
As Ghana inches closer to the 2024 elections, these developments have created an atmosphere of uncertainty and intrigue. The electorate watches closely as the NPP navigates through this challenging period, waiting to see how the party leadership responds to the allegations and the concerns of the people.
The political landscape in Ghana remains fluid, and as the dust settles, the true impact of these allegations on the NPP’s electoral prospects will become clear. For now, Ghanaians eagerly await further developments, hoping for transparency, accountability, and a focus on the critical issues that affect their daily lives.