Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen is baffled about why the New Patriotic Party (NPP) lost twice to incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) in elections that could have easily been won.
He believes on that score alone, the NPP must be bold and ask the tough questions that would avert a third defeat as the party plans to open nominations for its flagbearership contest later this year — ahead of general elections in 2016.
“As a formidable party such as ours, if we lose two elections which we should have won by any stretch of imagination, then something must be wrong; and we should be bold enough to interrogate that and get answers to it”, he averred.
Alan Kyerematen was speaking on Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV, Tuesday.
He told show host Paul Adom Otchere suggestions that he should rally behind Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo when nominations open for the party’s presidential candidature for the 2016 general elections, lack logic.
“It is in the interest of the party to encourage competition and then make sure that the best is presented not only for the party but also for the country”, he explained.
With the exception of the party’s women’s organiser, Otiko Djaba, the NPP national delegates’ conference in Tamale cleared all the old executives — including the General Secretary and National Chairman.
“That in itself is giving a clear signal” that the party demands accountability from people it chooses to manage its affairs, according to Mr Kyerematen.
The former Ambassador to the USA saw the outcome of the party’s delegates’ conference as indicative of the fact that the party craves a change, hence by deciding to contest for presidential candidate of the NPP he was actually providing the party the opportunity to fulfil this urge.
“You cannot do things the same way every time and expect different results…it ain’t gonna happen”, he said.
He is utterly convinced that his decision to compete with Nana Akufo-Addo will not strain relations with him.
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