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NPP Super Delegates Conference: Only One MP Backs Kennedy Agyapong’s Presidential Ambitions



In a surprising twist leading up to the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Super Delegates Conference, only one NPP Member of Parliament (MP) has thrown their support behind Kennedy Agyapong’s bid for the party’s flagbearer position, according to a source within the Majority Caucus of Parliament.

The NPP holds a significant number of 137 MPs, many of whom wield substantial influence at the grassroots level in their respective constituencies. This influence is considered crucial, especially in elections involving delegates’ votes.

Kennedy Agyapong, the long-standing MP for Assin Central Constituency, has seen only a single MP from the 137-member parliament express support for his ambitions to become the NPP’s flagbearer for the upcoming presidential election. This level of backing amounts to a mere 0.7% among his parliamentary colleagues.

The source, who chose to remain anonymous, highlighted that despite Agyapong’s campaign efforts, he has received minimal support within the party’s majority caucus.

“Since he started his flagbearership campaign, only one member of the majority side (from the Central Region) supports him,” the source disclosed.

Notably, the upcoming Super Delegates Conference will be a pivotal event where MPs, alongside other key party figures like constituency chairmen and national executives, will cast their votes to select the top five contenders out of the ten who have filed for the flagbearer position.

Given Agyapong’s extensive experience in Parliament spanning over multiple terms, his lack of support among his peers has raised eyebrows.

The majority of NPP MPs, over 125 of them, have publicly declared their allegiance to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, while a few others have aligned with former Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen.

Explaining the lack of support for Agyapong among the MPs, the anonymous source emphasized the need for a candidate with proven human relations skills, competence, maturity, humility, and innovative ideas to lead the party and the nation. This rationale drove the majority to rally behind Dr. Bawumia.

While the MP’s intentions remain unclear, the NPP’s internal dynamics and the factors influencing their choice of a presidential candidate have come into sharp focus, as the Super Delegates Conference approaches.

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