Controversial presidential aspirant of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong says he won’t hesitate to fight back if the ongoing election is rigged.
According to the Assin Central Member of Parliament, he will have issues if the election is not conducted fairly.
Speaking to journalists after casting his vote at the Pentecost Worship Centre in the Assin Central constituency, he noted “I’m going into an election, I know I can win, I know I can lose, so I don’t have a problem at all congratulating the winner if I don’t win. But if the election is not fair, I will have a problem.”
He added “I have seen what happened this morning, and it is my prayer that it will continue everywhere. If this is the situation and it goes on smoothly, and one emerges [the winner] and it is not me, why will I say I will not accept the results? The election is 50-50, you can win or lose.”
The Assin Central MP, who is competing with the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia further noted that “I have psyched myself that it is fifty-fifty,” he said.
“If you religiously want to get 95% and it doesn’t happen like that, then you will get palpitations. So just say fifty-fifty, I can win or lose. If you win you can enjoy, if you lose you can enjoy” he added.
The usually fiery Kennedy Agyapong appeared calm and clad in a white long-sleeve and denim jeans trousers said “We have a centre where the results instantly come in so be rest assured we will get our numbers on time.
There is no violence, nothing and we will all go to the stadium this evening to celebrate.
Whoever wins is for the party. It’s not an individual thing. If I win, I will be there, If I don’t win, I will be there”.
Ahead of the polls, all four aspirants have signed an undertaking to accept the results of the presidential primaries.
The aspirants have also agreed not to resign from the Party if they lose the elections and support the eventual winner of the contest.
Currently, over 200,000 delegates of the ruling party across the 275 Constituencies in the country are voting today to elect a presidential candidate for the 2024 election.
-BY Daniel Bampoe