Kwabena Agyapong ‘surprised’ at Addison et al over Sunday’s primaries

General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has called on losers of Sunday’s parliamentary primaries to respect the decision of the majority.

He said fixing the primaries on Sunday, August 2 was not out of place given the original date of June 13.

“I am surprised to hear those who have been complaining that somehow or the other that we have rushed the primaries,” Mr Agyepong stated on TV3’s News 360 on Monday, August 3.

He was speaking in reaction to comments by some losers in the Klottey Korle and Okaikoi South primaries that the elections were flawed.

A former deputy minister of state, Vicky Bright, who had contested incumbent Member of Parliament Ahmed Arthur, had even called the elections “fraudulent” and subsequently withdrawing from the race on its eve.

Popular lawyer Phillip Adddison, who was aspiring in Klottey Korle, boycotted the process on Sunday after indicating delegates had agreed to vote on Saturday, August 8.

But Mr Agyepong insisted there was nothing wrong in fixing the exercise on Sunday.

“The primaries have not been rushed,” stressed Mr Agyepong, who is perceived to be acting contrary to the will of the majority of party members.

“Once the constituents have spoken and we believe in the decision of the majority, I think all of us should respect it and conduct ourselves in a manner that will attract more people to our party.”




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