The flag bearer candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, has refuted claims that his aspirations for the presidency are comparable to those of former American President Donald Trump.He claimed that as a businessman, he and Trump are comparable, but that when it comes to politics, they couldn’t be more apart.
In contrast to Trump, the NPP Member of Parliament for Assin Central stated that he had been in politics for almost 32 years.He claims that a multitude of Donald Trump’s initiatives under his presidency were harmful to regular folks, which explains why he strongly opposes any relationship with the past US president.
He made this revelation during an interview with Citi TV’s presenter, Umaru Sanda Amadu, on Citi’s face-to-face show.
He stated, “I call myself the people’s man. When you talk about business and you mention Donald Trump, I agree. But if you tell me that in politics, I’m like Donald Trump, I disagree. I have been in politics for about 32 years. Donald Trump was a typical businessman, and he went into politics to make a change. Some of his policies were too harsh on ordinary citizens, but when it comes to Ken Agyapong, I think about the ordinary people first and not the higher class.”
Agyapong clarified his position on the Trump analogy while also stating unequivocally what his political worldview is.
“Although the NPP aligns with the Republicans, I’m a Democrat. Democrats always make policies that take care of ordinary people. For Republicans, sometimes their decisions are very tough and do not favour the ordinary citizen. I’m not a conservative; I’m not a socialist either; I’m a liberal,” he opined.