OKAY FM presenter, Afia Pokua, widely known as Vim Lady, has expressed surprise at the decision of Kennedy Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, to vie for the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer position.
Vim Lady, who claims to have known Agyapong closely since 2001, mentioned that throughout their years of acquaintance, she never sensed any inclination from him to pursue a presidential ambition.
Vim Lady explained that while in the USA during a Zoom interview with KSM on his KSM Show, she outlined how Kennedy Agyapong, despite having a sense of the grassroots support he enjoyed, was genuinely surprised when he saw the overwhelming backing he received during the New Patriotic Party’s Super Delegates Conference.
This realization seemingly fueled his decision to take his presidential aspirations more seriously.
“If you look at the beginning of his journey of this presidential ambition to the middle, and if you analyse his commentaries, his facial expressions, his gestures, you can tell that he was shocked by how was received. He knew he was loved. He knew the grassroots people. He knew the people in the Muslim communities loved him, because every year, he would do these Salah things with them, and they had even given him a Muslim name, so he knew he was loved.
“But he underestimated how far his support would go. So, once in the middle… especially after the super delegates when the results came and he was second, he was overwhelmed. And he knew he should take this seriously. So, after the super delegates congress and the main congress, you can see he doubled-up his campaign strategy and then he doubled-down on the excesses,” she explained.