The Assin Central lawmaker and NPP flagbearer aspirant, Kennedy Ohene Agyepong, has reiterated that he has big plans to help transform Ghana’s economy.
“The opportunity is there to break the 8 with Ken Agyapong. Don’t go and make a mistake and take money and vote otherwise, you are voting for your destiny, you are voting for your children and unborn children,” he said when he addressed a health walk dubbed, “The Showdown Walk” in Accra over the weekend.
Mr Agyepong said he will use tourism to turn the country around and would ensure that he will reverse the trend of the migration from northern Ghana to the south in search of job opportunities.
“For the well being of the country, we need pragmatic leaders, we don’t need theories, book long people… we need people who will speak our local dialects, Twi, Ayigbe [Ewe] and Dagbani for it to turn around and reflect as monies in our pockets”, he stressed.
Mr Agyapong listed some of his pragmatic plans on why he should be the one to lead the NPP to election 2024.
He emphasised not to step down from the competition with Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and two others, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Francis Addai Nimoh in the race to elect a flag bearer for the NPP.
He stated that he will ensure that people from southern Ghana will rather migrate to the north to take advantage of the numerous large scale agricultural opportunities because of the vast availability of lands compared to the southern parts of Ghana.
“There is one man in Ghana that voters are ready to give him the nod if NPP should allow him to lead and that is Kennedy Agyapong. Ghanaians are willing to give Kennedy Agyapong the opportunity to lead this country because as an ordinary member. He has already demonstrated that with the establishment of companies and his philantropic moves”.
He added that in the history of Ghana, economists, lawyers and soldiers have been voted into office to lead and now Ghanaians are saying “Let’s give a businessman the chance and see what a businessman can do. Of all the contestants, including that of the opposition NDC, when it comes to business, I stand tall”.
Mr Agypaong, who is currently the Member of Parliament for Assin Central also reacted to assertions that he was not an intellectual, was temperamental and therefore was not a “presidential material.”
Reiterating his seriousness about the campaign to lead the governing NPP to election 2024 and why he was the best candidate for that role, Mr Agyapong said those making the assertions and the views that he was not a presidential material were not aware that he has a strong force of university professors, lecturers and professionals behind him that are ready to work.
He said all those intellectuals, professors, lecturers and professionals were highly convinced that “Kennedy Agyapong has a message” and is the one who can help to “break the 8” for the NPP.
“I have met at least 45 of them [professionals] in Accra. Monday, I am going to meet lecturers at Tech [KNUST]. Many of these intellectuals have seen and are aware that Ken Agyapong has a message and want Ghanaians to give Ken Agyapong the chance,” Mr Agyapong indicated.