Assin Central MP and defeated presidential aspirant in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), presidential primary Kennedy Agyapong has promised to build an ethanol factory in the Volta region.
Speaking at a thanksgiving party organised for his campaign team, the lawmaker expressed gratitude to his team members, particularly those in the Volta Region.
He was grateful to the delegates in the region for the massive endorsement they gave him in the primary.
According to him, while embarking on his campaign, he pledged to industrialise the country, and one thing he promised to do was construct an ethanol factory if he became president of the Volta region.
Mr. Agyapong said that although he did not win the race, he would construct the factory.
Construction of the factory, he stated, will start in 2024.
If successful, the factory would be a major industrial-scale ethanol producer in the West African country, which imports around 60 million litres of ethanol per year.
He also took a shot at those who underestimated him, saying they were embarrassed by the outcome of the results.
“I want to extend my gratitude to the campaign team and all the supporters. I know we fought a good fight in every contest; there would be a winner and a loser. But this contest was between a man and the whole system. They underestimated me and my team. They predicted I would not get more than 10 per cent. But today, all those who made the claim are indoors and feel ashamed.”
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, was elected last week to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Election 2024 as a presidential candidate.
His campaign team had predicted that Bawumia was going to win by a larger margin, but he won by 61.43% of the total valid votes cast.
Ken Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, came in second with 37.41%.
Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto came in third with 0.76%, while Francis Addai Nimoh was last with 0.41%.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana