Well-known media personality Afia Pokua, sometimes referred to as Vim Lady, has stated that he was shocked by the results of the support that Kennedy Agyapong, the Assin Central Member of Parliament, who was running to be the NPP’s flagbearer, obtained.
The outspoken MP’s close friend Vim Lady stated that she has known him since 2001. She went on to say that during their years together, she never once had the sense that he was interested in running for president.
But when he stood up and received a resounding amount of support at the New Patriotic Party’s Super Delegates Conference, she said, he realized that, if he took this seriously, he might actually make a stir.
Vim Lady discussed how things turned out for Kennedy Agyapong in a Zoom interview with KSM on his KSM Show, speaking from her base in the USA. Despite this, Kennedy Agyapong was aware of the widespread adoration he had.
“If you look at the beginning of his journey of this presidential ambition to the middle, and if you analyse his commentaries, his facial expressions, his gestures, you can tell that he was shocked by how he was received. He knew he was loved. He knew the grassroots people. He knew the people in the Muslim communities loved him, because every year, he would do these Salah things with them, and they had even given him a Muslim name, so he knew he was loved.
“But he underestimated how far his support would go. So, once in the middle… especially after the super delegates when the results came and he was second, he was overwhelmed. And he knew he should take this seriously. So, after the super delegates congress and the main congress, you can see he doubled-up his campaign strategy and then he doubled-down on the excesses,” she explained.
Kennedy Agyapong finished second in the election with 132 votes out of the 923 polled during the NPP Super Delegates Conference.
In the National Delegates Conference on November 4, 2023, he again finished second, this time behind Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. His total of 71,996 votes, or 35.52% of the ballots cast by the more than 200,000 delegates present, was his total.