Mr. Kwame Owusu, the Campaign Manager for a presidential hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Assin Central Member of Parliament, has refuted allegations that he was responsible for inaccurately informing Kennedy Agyapong about developments in the North East region during the NPP Super Delegates Elections.
The controversy stemmed from an interview granted by Paul Adom Otchere on Metro TV, during which the Chairman of the NPP in the Ashanti Region, Antwi Bosiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, made claims that Kwame Owusu was the source of misinformation to Mr Agyapong regarding the events in the North East Region.
Chairman Wontumi asserted that it was Kwame Owusu, also a former head of the Ghana Maritime Authority, who had contacted Kennedy Agyapong to relay information about the aforementioned development.
However, addressing the press at Ken’s campaign office, Mr Owusu categorically denied the accusations made by Chairman Wontumi. He countered the claims with concrete evidence, noting that Mr Agyapong’s message had been captured in the morning prior to noon, and records indicate that the call was made at precisely 10:39 am. Moreover, the campaign manager revealed that the call between Kennedy Agyapong and the undisclosed lady lasted only around 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Mr. Owusu further clarified that Chairman Wontumi’s assertions were unfounded, as he was present at the premises of the Ashanti Region KNUST Law Faculty, serving as an agent during the Super Delegates Elections. He stressed that Chairman Wontumi had arrived at the location around 12:00 pm, after the incident had already surfaced and spread among the attendees.
“How could he have heard that I was the one reporting the matter to Hon. Ken,” Mr. Owusu questioned, adding that even the incident itself had been in the public domain before Chairman Wontumi’s arrival at the voting premises. In light of these facts, Mr. Owusu confidently labeled the allegations as baseless and untrue, emphasizing that the records unequivocally support his version of events.
He further extended his heartfelt appreciation to all supporters for their unwavering confidence despite the disruptions that occurred at several polling stations before and during the event.
Mr. Owusu expressed his pride in Kennedy Agyapong, hailing his dedication to the party and its principles. He conveyed a strong belief that Agyapong’s commitment would ultimately lead to prideful moments for the party in the upcoming November 4 congress.
He also conveyed the campaign’s readiness to transition into action mode within the next few days. He underlined Mr Agyapong’s distinct focus and purpose in the race, emphasising that the Assin Central MP’s participation was not centered around negotiation or endorsing any rival aspirants.