The Kennedy Agyapong campaign team clarifies the use of the word “showdown”
Kennedy Ohene Agyapong’s campaign team has sought to make it clear that his recent remark about a potential “showdown” with President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia during the party’s special delegates conference was not meant as a threat. Agyapong is a flagbearer candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In a video, Mr. Agyapong, a member of parliament for Assin Central, is heard using the word “showdown” in reference to the President and Vice President.
The NPP started to think about taking disciplinary action against him as a result of this raising questions and worries.
Mr. Agyapong’s campaign manager, Kwame Owusu, emphasised during a news conference that the term “showdown” was chosen to convey Agyapong’s steadfast intention to win the election on November 4.
He said it was not indicative of any intended confrontation or hostility towards the Vice President or President.
Mr. Owusu further explained, “Whether or not the confrontation was directed towards the Vice President or not, are you concerned about the meaning of confrontation? Because I think the showdown is basically a decisive point of either a confrontation or a contest. In that regard, if it is addressed to the Vice president it only then meant that come November no matter what happens he is going to be a victor.”
“And so that is a showdown, a decisive confrontation and contest… It is not a threat, it is nothing for us to be worried about, it is just a simple language probably expressed in a different form,” he stated.
He also reassured that Agyapong is willing to fully cooperate with the party’s disciplinary process.