Aspiring NPP flagbearer Kennedy Agyapong has acknowledged that he was aware Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia would win the August 26 superdelegates poll.
Based on the support the Vice President had garnered inside the party, the flagbearer candidate claimed he anticipated such result.
He said in an interview he gave on Gbangu FM over the weekend that the Vice President Bawumia camp had received backing from party leaders, MPs, and other significant individuals before the election.
“I was surprised with the outcome, but to be honest with you, I knew the vice president was going to win the super delegates. I won’t lie to you, I knew it because they had whipped all chief executives, MPs, anybody who matters (into line) …so, I knew he was going to win but I didn’t expect him to win with that huge margin, I was surprised that wow people actually voted for him because of fear of money and everything, I said okay that is fine,” he said.
Bawumia won the election on August 26 with 629 votes, or 68.15 percent of the total votes cast.
Kennedy Agyapong, who received 132 votes and received 14.30 percent of the vote, came in second, followed by Alan Kyerematen, who received 95 votes and received 10.29 percent.
Kennedy will compete for the position of flagbearer alongside Dr. Bawumia, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and Francis Addai-Nimoh.
The NPP has set November 4, 2023, as the date to choose a new party leader to succeed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.