Director of International Relations of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Alex Segbegia, has opined the New Patriotic Party is treading cautiously in the disciplinary action that is being taken against Flagbearer Hopeful, Kennedy Agyapong at the just-ended super delegates conference.
In an interview with Kwame Owusu Danso on Pan African TV’s Good Morning Africa, Dr. Segbefia mentioned that the NPP is circumspect in their actions towards the flagbearer hopeful as he carries too much information.
He highlighted that the party has acted swiftly in referring the culpable persons to the disciplinary committee; however, “Kennedy wasn’t added straight to the discipline because he is a candidate,” he said.
He mentioned that the press release indicating the referral of the flagbearer hopeful to the disciplinary committee sidelines him as compared to the other four culprits who have been charged with misconduct and violation of the party’s constitution during the Super Delegates elections.
He recounted how Chairman Womtumi flattered Kennedy Agyapong in an interview with Paul Adom Otchere after a video of the latter surfaced with him threatening a showdown on the president and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for chasing his agent in the North East.
“He wanted to put Kennedy in a good light. It is clear that they themselves are treading cautiously; he knows too much,” he said.
He also urged the Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, best known as Chairman Womtumi, to stick to speaking the Akan language and avoid ‘butchering’ the English language.
“Why doesn’t he speak in Twi? Why do you worry about yourself It’s our language; be proud of it. Speak in Twi. It will be better. Nobody can hold him to ransom. Why do you go and borrow somebody’s language and decide to butcher it the way you want to” he said.
The New Patriotic Party has referred four persons, including flagbearer hopeful Kennedy Agyapong, to the disciplinary committee for potential misconduct under Article 4(7) at the just-ended Super Delegates conference to streamline ten (10) candidates to a shortlist of five ahead of the November 4 Presidential race.