Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Baah Agyemang has rubbished reports suggesting that he has taken the decision to go independent in the upcoming general elections.
In June, the National Sports Authority (NSA) Board Chairman lost the Asante Akim North Constituency Parliamentary Primaries of the NPP to Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi in what was later termed as an illegal election.
Months later, there are reports suggesting that Kwadwo Baah Agyemang is not happy and has hence decided to contest the Asante Akim North seat but on the ticket of an independent candidate.
Preview to the speculations, the former MP has through a statement set the record straight. According to him, there is no truth in the reports and should be treated with the contempt it deserves.
“My attention has been drawn to some malicious media reportage which suggest that I, Kwadwo Baah AGYEMANG, have declared my intention to contest the December polls as an Independent candidate.
“I wish to state for the records that this news reportage is absolutely false. It is a Luciferian conspiracy hatched obviously by some unscrupulous persons allegedly aligned to losing Hon. Andy Appiah Kubi to vitiate my hard earned political reputation”, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang has said in a statement.
The former Asante Akim North MP has further emphasized that he is not distracted by these malevolent schemes but remains focused and working hard to ensure a resounding victory for the NPP party in the December 2020 polls.
Find the press release from Kwadwo Baah Agyemang below:
For Immediate release
15th September, 2020
Re: Kwadwo Baah Agyemang goes Independent ahead of 2020 polls
My attention has been drawn to some malicious media reportage which suggest that, I, Kwadwo Baah AGYEMANG, have declared my intention to contest the December polls as an Independent candidate.
I wish to state for the records that this news reportage is absolutely false. It is a Luciferian conspiracy hatched obviously by some unscrupulous persons allegedly aligned to losing Hon. Andy Appiah Kubi to vitiate my hard earned political reputation.
Under section C of the guidelines and application forms for the conduct of the 2020 NPP Parliamentary primaries, all Aspiring Parliamentary Candidates (ASP) were made to sign an undertaking and assured the party with utmost faith, that, in the event of our being unsuccessful at the primaries, We shall not offer ourselves as Independent candidates on the ticket of any other party for the purpose of election 2020. I wish to state again for the records that I, Kwadwo Baah AGYEMANG, a government official and an Aspiring Parliamentary Candidate for the NPP in the Asante Akyem North Constituency, for election 2020, has always held the values of the great Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition and would under no circumstances despise the above undertaking.
Furthermore, on the 18th of June, 2020, some 145 Polling station executives filed a suit and an injunction against the NPP Parliamentary primaries in the Asante Akyem North Constituency. As a result, nobody can hold himself up as the Parliamentary candidate for the party in the Constituency until the finality of the case in court. Indeed, on Friday, 24th July, 2020, when the case was moved in court, Nana Obiri Boahen, the lawyer standing in for the party, stated categorically that, the party is yet to hold it Parliamentary primaries for the December, 2020 elections in the Asante Akyem North Constituency and that this can only be done after the final determination of the case in court. I wish to further state that I am a law abiding citizen and a responsible party loyalist. I have and would at all times uphold the rule of law.
The above having been said, it is worthy of note that, the news reportage suggesting my independent candidature for the December polls, is a contrived mendacity and should therefore be treated with the contempt that it deserves.
I wish to assure the NPP and all my ardent supporters that I, Kwadwo Baah AGYEMANG, is not distracted by these malevolent schemes. I remain focused and working hard to ensure a resounding victory for the party in the December, 2020, polls, whilst keeping faith that the battle is the Lord’s.
KWADWO BAAH AGYEMANG
(Aspiring Parliamentary Candidate, Asante Akyem North Constituency, NPP)