Former Convener for Save NPP Now, Baah Acheamfour has asked Ghanaians, especially those in the governing New Patriotic Party to ignore Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten ’s ambition to lead the NPP, saying he is not suitable to for the post.
Baah in a press release said Ghana’s longest Trade Minister, John Alan Kyeremanten, if erroneously elected leader of the New Patriotic Party, would send the party into opposition in 2024.
Challenging Alan’s suitability to lead the NPP, he said his conviction is inspired by how Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten has carried himself and related to the people who have suffered because of his ‘dead’ ambition to be the NPP’s presidential candidate and his lackadaisical commitment to the party.
Pressing charges against the Alan Cash brand, he said Alan have a constant attitude of neglecting helpless soldiers and loyalists.
Adducing evidence to back his claim, he noted, that Chief Alan Kyeremanten loyalists who were tragically subjected to a series of horrific cruelty, hurt, and attacks from his opponents were never attended to by him or his assigns in 2008.
‘Alan Kyerematen has abandoned victims who are nursing their severe emotional and physical scars since then. These victims, like Nana Kwame, are paying the price for supporting Alan Kyerematen. Nana Kwame’s sustenance is still being provided for by a few friends and family. In life, and especially in politics, loyalty is a two-way street.
It is his view, that Alan’s deafening silence and detachment are instructive not only in relation to the NPP after each election but also to his followers who stood by him in each of the three elections he had contested and lost miserably. He sees loyalists as ‘farm implements,’ as someone remarked. When harvest time arrives, he goes after them; after harvest, he abandons them. Such is the personality of the man vying to lead the NPP.
In his opinion, Alan is the worst of the worst. He said, Mr Kyeremanten has never invested in the personal development of any NPP member, let alone his supporters. Nobody in Ghana can brag about being assisted by Alan Kyerematen to enhance their well-being or personal development.
‘If there’s one thing you can’t take away from President Nana Akufo-Addo, it’s his loyalty to the people who serve him. Whether you despise or admire him, President Akufo Addo will never desert his supporters. He cherishes relationships and exemplifies loyalty. Akufo-Addo has taught me that loyalty is not a one-way street, but rather a two-way street, he asserted comparing Alan to Nana Addo.
As far as Baah Acheamfour is concerned, Alan Kyeremanten is his greatest weakness as a presidential candidate. Since 2007, he has failed to represent anyone but himself.
To his way of thinking, Alan Kyeremanten will be the worst leader the party has ever produced and will damage the party’s fortunes in 2024’.
He has thus called on the Alan Kyeremanten to surrender his presidential ambitions or risk another excruciating defeat.