Kennedy Agyapong, a New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer candidate, has explained his showdown remark caught in a viral video during Saturday’s Special Delegates Conference.
The Assin Central Member of Parliament stated in a tweet that his reaction was in response to an injustice that jeopardized the life of his polling station agent in the North East district.
“I reacted against injustice and that saved the life of GANIU one of my polling station agents in North East. #ShowDown”.
Ken Agyapong’s statement follows a five-hour meeting with the NPP’s elections committee to clarify various issues raised during the special delegates conference.
Kennedy Agyapong’s agent, Alhassan Abdul Ganiyu, told the press that his boss’s tantrums during the party’s special delegates meeting last Saturday rescued him and two other agents.
Mr Ganiyu, on the other hand, said that without the intervention, his and other agents’ lives would have been in danger.
“The regional chairman said they will give us some amount of money, GH¢2000 and we said no we are not there for money. He insisted that he would increase the money by GH¢1000 and we said no, we are not going to go by any amount.
“Whatever amount you are going to give to us, we are not ready for it. Then after we told him we were leaving, myself, Alan’s agent and Kwadwo Poku’s agent, we said we were leaving, he ran and locked the door…telling us to better go and sign.”
“He told us if we happen to move out he would allow the boys to attack us. And we said he should allow us to go so that the boys attack us on the way. So upon hearing the reportage, Honourable Kennedy quickly responded to what had transpired, they began to slow down the strategies and the pressure they were mounting on us. Then they all started moving out and we also had our way to move out,” he explained.