Former General Secretary of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Atik Mohammed, has thrown down the gauntlet to Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Agyapong, challenging him to follow through on the recent showdown comment.
In an interview on Peace FM, he noted that he is anticipating the showdown Mr Agyapong promised President Akufo-Addo and his Vice.
“I was expecting the showdown and I’m still looking forward to the showdown,” he stated.
During Saturday’s August 26, 2023, New Patriotic Party (NPP) Super Delegates Conference, Ken lost his cool after he received news of intimidation against some of his agents.
In the heat of the moment, he threatened to “give the President and his Vice a showdown.”
Reacting to the comment, Mr Mohammed questioned why his statement has been interpreted as advocating violence.
He argued that a showdown could mean anything including, vowing to resist any form of maltreatment against him as a candidate and any of his agents.
“Entertainers call it beef and me, I love showdown and beef. That’s why I got surprised when people took it to some absurd level that he was threatening to do something to the President.
“In the heat of the moment, you can say things and I didn’t see how the showdown constitutes violence. Showdown could mean; I won’t allow you to cheat in the election is a form of showdown, it could also mean I’ll resist any attempt to malhandle my supporters and agents; that could also amount to a showdown. I would defeat you is also a way of a showdown,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ken Agypong has been called to the disciplinary committee to respond to questions regarding the statement.