If elected to head the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the general elections of 2024, Alan Kyerematen, a flagbearer candidate, has guaranteed party delegates of a resounding victory against the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The party would require someone who can garner support from the opposition party’s bases, notably the Volta region, according to the former commerce and industry minister.
In order to guarantee that the NPP actually implements its slogan, “break the eight,” Alan Cash, as he is well called, thinks he is the appropriate candidate who can be in a tight battle against the NDC.
He claims that on a recent visit to Ho, the capital of the Volta region, he was welcomed with a colossal celebration that proved the people adore him.
Speaking to delegates at Besoro in the Ashanti region, Mr. Kyerematen boasted that if he were chosen as the winning candidate for president, the natives of the area would guarantee that the NPP would win the popular vote.
“The Volta area is the NDC’s stronghold. Someone who can defeat the opposition there has to be elected. When I visited the Volta area, they informed me that I had replaced J.J. Rawlings as their favourite.
The former minister also promised delegates that he would get support in key areas including the Western, Central, and Greater Accra regions.
The Ashanti area has long been a driving force in elections of the Fourth Republic’s current governing New Patriotic Party.
Over 1.5 million people in the area cast ballots in the most recent elections, electing Nana Akufo-Addo, the then presidential candidate, to a second term in government.
If chosen as the party’s flagbearer, Mr. Kyerematen believes he can garner additional support for the organisation in the area.
“In the Ashanti area, I can get 2 million votes for the party. He promised delegates that this might enable the party defeat the NDC by a wide margin in the 2024 elections.
While this was going on, Kwaku Asante-Boateng, the deputy minister for railway development, voiced his displeasure at how certain Bawumia supporters treated him crudely while he was campaigning in the Asante Akyem region.
The representative for Asante Akyem South claims the Bawumia camp’s tactics, which treated him as an anomaly, have wounded him.
Thus, by referring to Alan Kyerematen as a brother, he has shown his allegiance to him.
When Vice President Bawumia visited Asakari, we chose to go meet him and some of his team members who were riding in a bus. However, none of them welcomed me when I extended my hand for a handshake. You can’t treat me badly and expect me to support your cause. I’m hurt by what they did. My brother, Alan Kyerematen, cannot be condemned. I’ll cheer Alan on whether or not he succeeds. Without my backing, his candidature would be useless.Why should I waste my time with them when they aren’t welcoming me as one of their own? he asked.
When the former trades minister arrived in the area to begin his tour and make a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of Ejisu, the community gave him a resounding welcome.
The flagbearer candidate was blessed by Nana Afrane Okese IV, who also issued a challenge to anyone who disagree with Mr. Kyerematen’s likelihood of winning the next party election.