The campaign team of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has strongly denied allegations made by fellow New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer contender, Ken Agyapong, claiming he was offered $800 million to withdraw from the presidential primaries.
Dr. Gideon Boako, spokesperson for Dr. Bawumia, emphasized that these allegations should be disregarded by both party delegates and the nation as a whole.
In a statement issued on Monday, Dr Boako clarified that the Vice President has not held any private meetings with the Assin Central MP since the start of the contest.
He further stated that Dr. Bawumia had never instructed anyone to negotiate with Kennedy Agyapong or his representatives regarding the competition, emphasizing the falsehood of these claims.
“The Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, has not met privately with Kennedy Agyapong since he entered the race. The Vice President has never instructed anybody to meet with Kennedy Agyapong or his assigns to negotiate anything in respect of this contest.”
Dr. Boako expressed confidence in Dr. Bawumia's prospects for a resounding victory on Saturday, November 4.
“Dr. Bawumia is, and has always been confident that by the Grace of God, he will defeat Hon. Kennedy Agyapong quite well on November 4th and has never entertained any wish for him to step down from the contest.”
In an interview on Time FM on Sunday, October 29, 2023, Ken Agyapong alleged that he was offered $800 million to withdraw from the party's race for Dr. Bawumia.
However, he asserted that he declined the offer in the interest of the party's delegates and the people of Ghana as a whole.