Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central and a potential flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has voiced his concerns about the party’s leadership remaining silent on comments made by the Second Lady, Samira Bawumia.
He has refrained from responding to some of the remarks made by the Second Lady, as he is afraid that his response could potentially harm her marriage.
During an interview on Oyerepa TV in Kumasi, Kennedy Agyapong denied allegations of speaking ill of women and reiterated his decision not to engage in a war of words with the Second Lady.
According to Ken Agyapong, Samira Bawumia alleged that he had been awarded lucrative government contracts and had achieved financial stability but was now trying to tarnish the reputation of the party that had supported him significantly.
In a related development, the Second Lady encouraged delegates in the Amansie constituency to disregard Agyapong, who had threatened that the NPP would end up in the opposition if he lost the flagbearer contest.
She stressed the importance of unity within the party and criticized those who were campaigning with anger, suggesting that the NPP should go into the opposition if their preferred candidate did not win.
In response, Ken Agyapong stated that those who argued that the Second Lady did not mention any names in her speech would quickly accuse him of insulting women if he were to respond without naming names.
He emphasized that he did not want to be held responsible for the breakdown of the Second Lady’s marriage.
“I have vowed not to comment. You heard what Mrs. Bawumia said about me, but I didn’t reply because if I did, her marriage would suffer,” Ken Agyapong explained when asked about his silence on the matter.
When the host suggested that his comments, without clarification, might imply a certain motive, Ken Agyapong simply replied, “I said I won’t talk.”