Kyerematen Makes A Case

alan kyeremantengAlan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, has made clear his main reason why he still aspires to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into the 2016 presidential election saying, “I really want to change the culture of the party in feeling satisfied sitting in opposition.

“I will reinvigorate its winning spirit to get the party into government in 2016,” he said in a statement made available to The Ghanaian Times yesterday.

The NPP presidential  hopeful said his experience in business and politics provided the decision for his ambition to become the flagbearer of the NPP and “the party I love so much”.

He stated that the NPP has been able to win only two elections out of the six, since multi-party democracy was re-introduced in 1992.

He said:“what is even worse about the misfortune of being in perpetual opposition has been treated as nothing more than a staging opportunity in self aggrandizement for the few who profit in self promotion and popularity at the expense of the election misfortunes of the party then, turn round to blame others.”

He said that looking at the circumstance the NPP currently finds itself, destiny only beckoned that he played an important role in bringing  the party back to power to continue the advancement of good governance and economic progress.

“Our party’s continued stay in opposition frustrates the attainment of such laudable requirements for national development”.

According to him, the NPP’s electoral failure since 2008 indicated there was certainly something missing from their campaign.

“And it is this gap that I seek to fill with a more comprehensive and dynamic strategy to attract and bring on board floating voters to vote for the NPP in 2016,” he added.

Mr Kyerematen bemoaned the fact that some party members appeared to have too little understanding of how the NPP had slipped in terms of votes between 2008 and 2012.

“From the levels of dominating and winning almost seven regions out of the ten regions in 2014, we now have only Ashanti and Eastern regions and the statistics keep declining. We must put a stop to this,” he said.

He blamed the problem on the door steps of some party gurus who instead of looking at the reality on the ground rather become so emotive.

“Sadly I am all too well aware that for some years now (2008-2012), the incumbent NPP flagbearer’s relative performance has steadily failed to keep pace with those of Kufuor’s years,” stressed.

Noting that many in the party now believe that there was nothing glorious to condone in the decline of election results.

He therefore, advocated a change in direction, saying “a greater commitment is needed and the solution is to find the right person to lead the party to victory in the next general elections”.

“This right person, I can assure you is Alan John Kwadwo Kyeremanten,” he stressed.

By Ian Motey

 

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