The reverberations of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Super Delegates Congress have left the party grappling with a cocktail of emotions — sadness, division, and bewilderment. Dr Bawumiah emerged as the victor, although his tally fell short of the coveted 70% mark. Ken Agyapong secured second place, yet the chasm between his count and Dr Bawumiah’s sends a clear signal of the uphill battle ahead. However, it is the strikingly low vote count for Alan Kyeremanteng that has commanded attention, as he garnered less than 100 votes out of a pool exceeding 900.
In the midst of this political turmoil, the trajectory of Alan Kyeremanteng’s political career appears at a crossroads. Dr. Lawrence, Founder of the Diaspora Progressive Movement in the USA, resists the urge for hasty retreat, suggesting that winners never emerge from the ranks of quitters.
Dr. Lawrence delves into the junctures where opportunities may have slipped from Alan Kyeremanteng’s grasp. He contends that Alan’s most propitious moment to ascend to the presidency lay in 2007 when he gracefully conceded to Nana Addo. The doctor proposes that Alan could have allowed Nana Addo to sign the declaration designating him as the heir apparent to the NPP’s flag bearer role once Nana Addo relinquished it.
An alternate path, Dr Lawrence posits, might have been for Alan to vie for the role of running mate to Nana Addo in the 2008 race. Such a strategic manoeuvre could have positioned Alan as the natural successor, potentially sparing him the current ordeal of vying for minimal votes.
Dr. Lawrence expresses astonishment at the disparity between Nana Addo’s 2007 proclamation and the recent Congress’s outcome. The doctor queries why those who witnessed the initial declaration failed to honour their commitment and cast their votes in favour of Alan Kyeremanteng. He theorizes that various factors may have contributed to Alan’s current predicament, including an overreliance on Nana Addo’s declaration and a misplaced faith in the super delegates’ recollection of the 2007 pledge.
Additionally, Dr. Lawrence underscores the underestimated influence of the “Bawumiah factor,” a variable that may have wielded a significant impact on the Congress’s result.
In closing, Dr. Lawrence emphasizes that Alan Kyeremanteng’s window of opportunity opened once, back in 2007. Since then, circumstances have evolved in ways that suggest a considerably diminished political standing for Alan, unless an aspirant garners the elusive 50%+1 of the votes on November 4th.