NPP Must Groom Persons Who Can Attract Floating Voters

A founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has advised his Party to conduct an objective analysis of the Ghanaian voter psychology to gain an understanding on why Ghanaians vote the way they do in the selection of Presidential elections.

In an interview published in yesterday’s Daily Graphic, Mr. Kyerematen, popularly known as Alan Cash, added “this should not be seen as a subjective or negative exercise but rather as a proactive and strategic effort by the party to groom and promote candidates who can attract independent (floating) voters beyond NPP’s core constituency and deliver victory for the party.”

Although he said he was interested in contesting for the NPP’s 2016 flagbearership slot, he explained his delay in making his announcement, “but I have also indicated that this is not the appropriate time for me to make a formal declaration of my intention, when as a party, we have not formally completed the process of electing officers of the party, particularly at the national level. We will cross the bridge when we get there.”

Mr. Kyerematen was clear that there was an urgent need for the party to review NPP’s two successive election defeats.