Ken Agyapong not interested as running mate


Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, has categorically declared that he has no interest in joining forces with the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for the upcoming December elections.


While Dr. Bawumia has yet to officially announce his running mate, Agyapong, speaking on the KSM Show on Pan African Television in Accra on Friday, February 23, firmly expressed his preference to stay back and contribute. He made it clear that he does not aspire to be the Vice President to 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 stated.


“But I won’t accept vice as if at all costs Kennedy Agyapong has to be among the leaders. One thing I have always said is that you don’t need to be president to effect change in people’s lives.

“I have businesses that have employed many Ghanaians and put food on their table, and it’s self-gratifying,” Agyapong added.

Explaining his reluctance to become vice president, Agyapong emphasized his inclination to speak his mind, a characteristic he believes could potentially undermine his superior.


“To tell you the truth, I can’t be vice president because I will speak my mind, and I am not going to be a mate. In Ghana, if you speak your mind, you will be branded…”



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