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I Won’t Accept Vice Presidential Offer if Offered by Bawumia – Kennedy Agyapong

Agyapong says his recent experience of “betrayal” form party people he had supported in the past has gotten him to draw back.

Outspoken NPP member and MP for Assin-Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong says he will not accept a Vice Presidential offer if offered to him by his party’s flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

“I don’t want to be a Vice President,” Ken said in an interview with talk show host, Kweku Simtim-Misa (KSM), explaining that “It doesn’t mean I’m against him. To tell you the truth, why I cannot be a Vice President is that I will speak my mind.

“And in Ghana, if you speak your mind, they’ll start branding you as the bad Vice President and I have certain principles that I will not compromise. And that would seem that I am being rude,” he added.

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Ken pulled the second-highest majority votes in his party’s presidential primaries last November, which saw Bawumia win by 61%.

In the same interview with KSM, however, he says his experience of “betrayal” from the recent party elections has gotten him to pull back a lot and watch from a far place how things pan out in the party.

“I don’t trust anybody. So whatever offer you give me, I’m sorry… You help them, help them, and when they get to the position, they dump you. I will not allow myself to be used by anybody again. And I need respect. This year, I’ll be 64 years. So I’ll not allow anybody to treat me like I’m trash. So let them do their own thing,” he said further.

The NPP flagbearer is yet to name a running-mate 10 months into the December polls. Some names, however, have come up as likely contenders – a controversial one being the former chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Prof Opoku Onyinah.

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