Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong, a New Patriotic Party presidential contender, has commenced his Ken Is Listening Tour of the North East Region with an appeal to delegates and constituents not to rely on ethnic sentiments to determine their choice of candidate for the NPP in the upcoming presidential primaries of the party.
Hon. Ken Agyapong is in the final leg of his nationwide campaign tour to interact with the grassroots base of the NPP as he sells them his vision and explains his mission for the presidency.
The tour has taken him to all 16 regions of the country, and by the end of the North East regional tour, the Assin Central MP will have toured all 275 constituencies in Ghana, underscoring his commitment in his quest to manage the affairs of the nation.
In the North East region on Monday, Hon. Ken Agyapong interacted with delegates from the Yagaba/Kubori, Nalerigu and Walewale regions, setting out his ideas, especially in the area of economic empowerment through job creation.
At Yagaba/Kubori, the 6-term lawmaker noted that the huge agricultural potential of the area can be harnessed with mechanized farming methods, the application of fertilizers, and modern techniques, which will boost the output of the area’s main produce of rice and maize.
The businessman and politician used the occasion to once again express his discontent over the prevalent and endemic North-South migration of the youth. He urged the delegates to vote for him to spur an economic revolution for the development of the area and the entire northern section of the country.
Hon. Ken Agyapong appealed to the delegates to be wary of ethnic considerations in the choice, as it has not always brought the desires development and results.
He rallied them to give him the nod to become the leader of the party into the 2024 general elections, to hasten real development in their communities and beyond.
At Walewale, a rare show of support from a govt official was ondesired display, when the incumbent MP, Lariba Zuweira Abudu, who is also the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection was present to welcome Hon. Ken Agyapong.
Addressing the delegates, Hon. Agyapong disclosed that he was encouraged by the display of unity and the warm reception he received and pledged his support to the winner of a fair November 4 primaries.
He appealed to them to vote for him to bring his business and entrepreneurial acumen to bear and regenerate the area into a bastion of jobs and opportunities.
The next stop for the entrepreneur and financial heavyweight of the NPP was Nalerigu, where he entreated the delegates to vote for him as a businessman because he realized the vast potential of the area.
With the countdown beginning, the Nov 4 presidential showdown of the NPP is 11 days away.
Hon Ken Ohene Agyapong who is number one on the ballot paper, will face off with Vice President Dr Mahamud Bawumia, former Agric minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Mr Francis Addai Nimo..