No one deserves preferential treatment in the flag bearer competition, he said.
In an interview with Accra-based City FM on Thursday, February 23, 2023, Dr. Agyepong said Bawumia was not the preferred choice.
“No one will deny him [Dr. Bawumia] The opportunity for them to compete, we in the NPP, we have a way of working. He should go around and talk to party people and wish him victory. But try to crown us and it won’t happen. He said that there will be no coronation in NPP.
He rejected claims that the NPP only exploited the people of Uttar Pradesh for votes but failed to give them the presidency.
According to him, Dr. The NPP had to bypass their rules and constitution to make Bawumia the running mate of then candidate Akufo-Addo.
He has given responsibility to the party representatives to elect him for the 2024 elections.
He said that he is the embodiment of the party and deserves to lead it to the next general elections.
A former general secretary of the party said that he is the most popular in the party among all the prospective candidates.
“I am well known in the party, my roots are deeper than most in this party. And I am very confident in what I am doing,” he noted.
However, he admitted that this journey will not be a walk in the park and is willing to give it his best shot.