The Ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor’s daughter Nana Ama Kufuor has described a media publication that identified her as one of some key NPP officials who are said to have endorsed Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's bid for the NPP flagbearership position as incorrect and falsely identifying her as a member of the said delegation.
Nana Ama Kufuor, who categorically denied knowing about the claimed endorsement meeting, called the article "false, a misrepresentation of my personality, or probably a simple mistake of identity that must be corrected."
"The publication incorrectly identifies me as a member of the aforementioned delegation." This is the first time I've heard of it. I was not present and was not a member of any delegation.
In a telephone interview, Nana Ama Kufuor responded, "I am not an NPP official. Was not aware of the said meeting, did not participate in it, and has not endorsed Vice President Bawumia”.
Meanwhile, a similar publication was published in June 2022 and was ascribed to former President John Agyekum Kufuor as endorsing Vice President Bawumia.
The former President's office, through a statement issued by Dr. Kwabena Osei-Adubofuor who is his spokesman, denied the endorsement.
According to the statement, as a statesman and previous leader of the party and country, the ex-president has a very close relationship with all of the prospective candidates and would fully back anyone elected to serve as the party's flagbearer ahead of the 2024 elections.
As a result, he argued for "fair and un-engineered systems and processes that would lead to a fair selection of our next NPP flagbearer" by the party hierarchy.
"This should be free of coercion and machinations so that the eventual chosen nominee, arising from the uncompromised freewill of voting delegates, can easily command the support and respect of all party faithful, as well as other Ghanaians sympathetic to our cause of 'breaking the eight."
-CDA Consult || Contributor