In her analysis of the internal workings of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), television host Afia Pokua, also referred to as Vim Lady, stated that in order for Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to successfully navigate his relationship with Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, the NPP must win the general elections in 2024.
She asserts that Kennedy Agyapong, a formidable candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer post, may choose to destroy the party if he feels excluded from it.
Vim Lady emphasized the need of resolving internal party conflicts when the NPP elected Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as its flagbearer on November 4, 2023. She specifically mentioned maintaining a positive relationship with Kennedy Agyapong, who has support from the grassroots.
“Bawumia must manage Kennedy Agyapong because of the grassroot support that he’s got and the fact that he got 37% in the vote, you can’t dismiss that. He [reference to Bawumia] must manage him. Everybody knows Kennedy Agyapong’s temperament, so you don’t want to get on the wrong side of him so that he goes off,” she stated.
Vim Lady elaborated on her position, highlighting the significance of Bawumia and Kennedy Agyapong having direct communication.
According to her, the vice president needs to make an effort to speak with the Assin Central MP personally.
“Managing him in terms of relationship. The communication channel between Bawumia and Kennedy Agyapong should be on the level of both of them. There should not be any subsidiary agent between them. He should talk to him directly, and make sure there are no communication barriers between him and Kennedy Agyapong.
“He should go to him, deal with him one-on-one. Give him that sense of contentment that you are not out to get him, there is no antagonism, no animosity and he will be a key campaign manager etc,” Vim Lady added.
She continued: “Any time Kennedy Agyapong feels left out, any time he feels victimised, there is a tendency for him to go all out to destroy everything, just like Alan did.”
In an interview with KSM on his KSM Show, she disclosed this.