Kufour’s Bloc Disowns Alan

• Accuses him of over-staying in Nana’s government

Dr Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe

Dr Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe, a chieftain of the New Patriotic Party and a prominent stakeholder cum advocate of the Kufour faction, has openly expressed his view that John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, the former Minister for Trade and Industry, is not a suitable candidate to assume the crucial position of the party’s flagbearer.

Dr Tamakloe has stated that while he would have personally favoured Kyerematen as the flagbearer for the 2024 presidential election, Kyerematen’s decision to remain in the Akufo-Addo government despite allegations of impropriety disqualifies him as a viable candidate.

“I personally would have selected Alan Kyerematen, but listen to me carefully, Alan Kyerematen should have taken the necessary action earlier, which he didn’t do, and in my opinion, I have disqualified him,” Dr Tamakloe explained.

He further elaborated, stating, “Alan Kyerematen has been a longstanding member of the party. They were the young individuals who followed our lead. He used to listen to advice and stepped down for Akufo-Addo. However, during his tenure as a minister, when numerous infractions were taking place, it is difficult for me to believe that he was unaware, considering he held a position in the cabinet. Unless they all just sat there and listened to Akufo-Addo speak, Alan Kyerematen should have had the courage to speak up and say that this is wrong. If the government disagreed with him, he should have taken the initiative to resign. Therefore, I believe he lacks the culture of resigning, and it is this culture that can contribute to having a good leader.”

In January 2023, Alan Kyerematen made the decision to step down from the Akufo-Addo-led government, citing his intention to clear the path for his campaign as a potential flagbearer for the NPP. Nevertheless, detractors of the former minister argued that his resignation was driven by misplaced motivations and that he should have resigned earlier, considering the government’s involvement in the nation’s ongoing economic difficulties and multiple scandals that occurred during its administration.


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