In a stunning revelation that has sent shockwaves through Ghana’s political landscape, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Chairman of Kencity Media and a 2024 flagbearer aspirant for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has boldly declared that the NPP lost the 2024 election back in 2022. Agyapong made this startling statement ahead of the November 4 primaries to determine the NPP’s presidential candidate.
The Assin Central lawmaker broke the political code during a speech in front of the Hollywood Building in Madina-Accra, addressing a gathering of citizens who listened in disbelief.
“Ghanaians have already decided. The upcoming 2024 general election was determined by the Ghanaian electorate in the year 2022,” Agyapong declared to resounding applause and cheers. He went on to emphasize, “I repeat, the electoral contest we are heading into in 2024—the NPP had already lost that election in 2022.”
According to the self-decorated richest politician, the defeat was sealed when the Ghanaian cedi experienced a significant depreciation, resulting in capital losses for a wide range of individuals, from business magnates to market vendors. This economic downturn was the turning point that led Ghanaians to decide to vote the New Patriotic Party out of power.
“When middle-class Ghanaians invested in bonds, only to have their money liquidated, that’s when the people of Ghana made their decision. When pensioners lost their savings due to government policies, that’s when Ghanaians formed their opinions,” Agyapong recited to his enthusiastic supporters.
Kennedy Agyapong is now one of the three fortunate individuals, distinguished by their hard work, to compete alongside the Vice President in the November 4 contest. Notably, Agyapong managed to outperform his Adisadel College senior, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, who had held the runner-up position for fifth-teen years.
Joining the November 4 ballot are Akoto Afriyie, the Food and Agricultural Minister who once engaged in retail trading of farm produce during a crucial period in Ghana’s ministries, and former Ashanti Mampong legislator Ing. Francis-Addai-Nimoh. Meanwhile, Alan Kyeremanten and Boakye Agyarko voluntarily withdrew from the race, citing concerns of fairness and related issues.
Agyapong’s bold assertion has sparked heated debates and discussions within the NPP and beyond, prompting questions about Kennedy Agyapong’s strong desire to become the party’s flag-bearer despite his prediction of the party’s election loss two years in advance.
Many are now curious about the legislator’s true intentions and what his plans are for the NPP, especially after his declaration of a showdown within the party. Some question whether his bid for the flag-bearer position aligns with his aspirations for the presidency, considering the party’s chances of winning the election if he were to emerge as the candidate.