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    I’ve not resigned from NPP and I’m not going independent – Ken Agyapong

    The Member of Parliament for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has dismissed reports that he will go independent in the December 7 elections.

    He has also dispelled rumours that he has resigned from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

    Addressing friends and loved ones including the National Chairman of the NPP, Stephen Ayesu Ntim, during his 64th birthday celebration on Sunday, June 16, the firebrand lawmaker said he wants the party to have a united front going into the December 7 elections.

    “What I want all the party faithfuls to know is that I have not resigned from the party.

    “I am not going independent. I’m still an NPP member.”

    He stressed that whatever happened during the primaries are behind him, charging his supporters to rally behind the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, for victory.

    Ken Agyapong later said several persons have cajoled him to go independent but he doesn’t see such a move as a “wise thing”.

    “If you know me very well, I am not selfish and people have come to me several times that ‘Go independent, Go independent’.

    “I think that is not a wise thing to do. Therefore, I have refused to do that.

    “So, I’m pleading with the supporters and NPP party supporters [and] NPP people at large, everywhere, that with united front we can win the election in 2024.”

    This gesture by the six-time MP is expected to ease tension within the party as he is seen to be the main threat to the advances of Dr Bawumia in the NPP.

    Despite complaining that his supporters are being intimidated by the Vice President’s supporters, he admonished them to rather bury the hatchet and forge ahead in unity.

    “Once I’m a party member, no matter what happened during the primaries, I think we are all one people and it will be best for all of us to come together,” he stated.

    “So, I’m pleading with my supporters, let’s use my birthday to reconcile. I’m also appealing to the Vice President’s supporters, I know they are intimidating my supporters. If they want us to come together and unite for a united front, then they should also reciprocate the same favours I am rendering on behalf of my supporters.”

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