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Kennedy Agyapong’s campaign team clarifies “showdown” comment

The campaign team of Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has clarified that his comment about a “showdown” with President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia during Saturday’s special delegates conference was not a threat.

Agyapong, who is a flagbearer hopeful in the New Patriotic Party was captured on video making a phone call where he said he would give a “showdown” to the President and Vice President after receiving information that his agents had been attacked in the North East Region.

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His action raised concerns with the NPP promising to take disciplinary action against the Assin Central Member of Parliament, who came second in Saturday’s polls.

At a press conference, Agyapong’s campaign manager, Kwame Owusu, said that the expression “showdown” was only used to indicate that Agyapong would win the November 4 polls, regardless of any alleged intimidation against him.

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“Whether or not the confrontation was directed towards the Vice President or not, are you concerned about the meaning of confrontation? Because I think the showdown is basically a decisive point of either a confrontation or a contest. In that regard, if it is addressed to the Vice president it only then meant that come November no matter what happens he is going to be a victor.”

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“And so that is a showdown, a decisive confrontation and contest… It is not a threat, it is nothing for us to be worried about, it is just a simple language probably expressed in a different form,” he stated.

Owusu also said that Agyapong is willing to cooperate with the disciplinary process of the party.

Source:citinewsroom.com

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