Alan Says NPP May Need A “Modest” Flagbearer For 2016 Elections

Flagbearer hopeful of the main opposition New Patriotic Party, Alan Kyeremanten, says the party needs to present a “modest” person as flagbearer for the 2016 general elections.

According to him, “we need to understand the Ghanaian voter psychology, particularly, in presidential elections,” wondering: “What are Ghanaians looking for in a President?”

Answering his own question while speaking to Paul Adom Otchere on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana programme, Mr Kyeremanten explained that: “When I talk about understanding the voter psychology – we should not look at this in a negative sense – maybe Ghanaians are looking for somebody who has a moderate disposition, you know, has maybe a certain orientation which Ghanaians are interested in. It could be anything.”

The former trade minister said the party must therefore do a scientific analysis to gauge the mood about what Ghanaians want in a President since that will help the NPP elect someone who would be accepted by the voter population.

Mr Kyeremanten run against two-time flagbearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo but failed. He intends making a third attempt at the flagbearer slot.