In a surprising turn of events, a wealthy businessman and politician Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has found himself embroiled in a contentious dispute with Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, despite previously expressing support and admiration for the Vice President’s credentials. This unexpected rift comes several months after the dismissal of Justice Kwaku Annan, a former host on Ken Agyapong’s Net 2 Television, for allegedly attacking the Vice President.
Just a short while ago, in November 2022, Kennedy Agyapong publicly praised the qualifications and capabilities of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, commending his contributions to the country’s development and expressing unwavering support.
However, following his recent aspiration to become president, the Assin Central Legislator’s sentiments have taken an abrupt and perplexing U-turn.
Rather than maintaining his initial support, Agyapong’s bitterness towards the Vice President seems to have intensified, manifesting in daily unprovoked attacks.
For instance, in 2021, Kennedy Agyapong stated that he would prefer Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer in the 2024 polls. He emphasized Dr Bawumia’s competence and regarded him as the best candidate for the party, regardless of his ethnicity.
In November 2022, Agyapong informed delegates in the Upper East Region that he would support their son, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, in the 2024 presidential elections.
Observers and political analysts have been left puzzled by this sudden change of heart, especially considering Agyapong’s previous public endorsement of the Vice President. Speculations abound regarding undisclosed factors or unresolved conflicts that may contribute to Agyapong’s bitterness, driving him to consistently tarnish the Vice President’s image.
As the situation unfolds, political commentators and the public eagerly await further details and clarification from Ken Agyapong regarding his shifting perspective.
This unexpected dispute between the influential politician and the Vice President underscores the intricacies of political dynamics and the potential for strained relationships within the realm of Ghanaian politics.
The question remains whether Ken Agyapong’s lingering bitterness will subside or escalate further and how this development might impact the political landscape in the coming days.
Meanwhile, Agyapong was captured on tape belittling the office of the President and Vice President. In his view, personal success and hard work, rather than holding the positions of President or Vice President, are what determines one’s sustenance.
He expressed his disregard for those who approached him with advice, suggesting that he should tone down his remarks in case he aspires to become President or Vice President in the future.
To those individuals, he responded, “They are foolish. Are we going to feast on the President or Vice President? It is my work, good work, that will provide me with the means to support myself. Go to hell with your President and Vice President.”
It is important to note that political aspirations can sometimes lead to heated rhetoric. However, it is crucial for public figures to engage in constructive dialogue and maintain respect for the institutions and individuals they may criticize. The public and the political sphere will closely observe how this situation unfolds and its potential implications for Ghana’s political landscape.