Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has flatly denied endorsing the candidature of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in the upcoming Presidential candidate race of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr. Kufuor in a statement observed that he had good relationships with the other candidates for the NPP flagbearership race namely Boakye Agyarko, Joe Ghartey, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto and Alan Kyeremanten.
The former President said he will support any of the aspirants who wins NPP Presidential primaries.
According to Mr. Kufuor in the statement issued by his Office, the reports on social media and some sections of the mainstream media that he has endorsed Dr. Bawumia are fake.
In the statement, Mr. Kufuor denied categorically that any such endorsement took place.
The statement pointed out that both Mr. Kufuor and Dr. Bawumia were guests at a father’s day soiree organized by the Peduase Valley Resort and Hotel last Sunday, June 19, 2022.
It added that the occasion being a Father’s Day event, Mr. Kufuor spoke about the father-son relationship between him and Mr. Sefa-Kayi, businessman Ibrahim Mahama who was also in attendance.
It said Mr. Kufuor in the spirit of the father’s day event also spoke about the father-son relationship between him and Dr. Bawumia.
The statement however pointed out categorically that there was nothing political about what Mr. Kufuor said and that he did not endorse Dr. Bawumia as has been reported.
Good relationships with other candidates
Below is the full statement