A leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has counseled delegates that if popularity is the criteria for selecting the party’s next flag bearer as some are suggesting, then it would be politically wise and profitable to elect Kumasi-based witty actor, Kwadwo Nkansah, aka Lil Wayne as the party’s 2016 flag-bearer.
Mr Agyemang Katakyie Kwame Poku, who is a known loyalist of Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten and had had abusive battles with Nana Akufo-Addo’s assigns on social media, stated that elections in Ghana has never been based on popularity of a flag bearer as aficionados of the twice-defeated presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have been trumpeting.
While taking the Akyem Septuagenarian to the cleaners and at the same time extolling the virtues of twice failed flag bearer aspirant Alan Keyeremanten, the NPP columnist stated “Even Prof. Adu Boahen, who broke the ‘culture of silence’ had only one chance; we gave Kufuor only two chances and he maximized the opportunity straight away; we have equally given Nana Akufo-Addo two chances, but where are we now as a party – in opposition?”
In a very lengthy article which is widely circulated in the media, the Alan Kyeremanten disciple, without mincing words counseled delegates of the opposition NPP to out-rightly reject Nana Akufo-Addo’s announced third comeback, insisting that the former Foreign Affairs Minister cannot beat President Mahama in any election.
While Nana Akufo-Addo and his men have blamed his twice defeat on rigging aided by Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Agyemang Katakyie Kwame Poku, denied Nana Akufo-Addo was shortchange, stating “Goods that cannot sell would not sell even when carried around town with the best sound systems. The people will just dance to the music and ignore the goods, and this is what has happened to the NPP’s political commodity.”
He wrote: “Instead of reflecting deeply on this, they don’t even admit that the party lost the elections. They rather come out to say the elections were rigged by the NDC; at times they say it was rigged by the Afari Gyan and his Electoral Commission; they blame Kufuor for not helping; they at times blame Alan Kyerematen for their woes; sometimes the blame goes to Otumfuo, Atuguba and his Supreme Court, and in recent time, the party’s Polling Agents.”
The NPP is billed to elect flag bearer for the 2016 elections later this year. Already, five party stalwarts have openly announced their readiness to contest for the position when nomination opens.
Among those who have declared so far include twice failed presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo; twice defeated flag bearer aspirant, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten; former MP for Offinso North, Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku; Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament and MP for Essekado Ketan, Joe Ghartey and MP for Mampong, Addai Nimoh.
Since the announcement, there have been running abusive verbal battles in the media between loyalists of Nana Akufo-Addo and Alan Kyeremanten.
While supporters of Nana Akufo-Addo argue that he is the most popular person in the party and ought to be given a third opportunity to lead the party to victory in 2016, Alan Kyerematen’s men also brag that former Trade, Industry and PSI Minister is liked by all and appeals to all manner of voters.
To hit more on the attributes of Alan Kyerematen and confirm rumors that Nana Addo is an arrogant and belligerent person, Agyemang Katakyie Kwame Poku, wrote: For those of us in Get Alan Kyerematen Elected (GAKE), we believe that Hon. John Alan Kyerematen ((JAK the second) has all the attributes that can match the NDC’s candidate, John Mahama, and also meet the demands of the Ghanaian voter. Alan, who is cast in the mold of former president Kufuor, is a symbol of vision, charisma, competence, humility, wisdom, and peace.
He is tall, gentle, giant, handsome, energetic, and approachable. Coincidentally, he is called John, a name which is synonymous in Ghana’s presidency since the inception of the 4th Republic. Prez John Rawlings, Prez John Kufuor, Prez John Mills, Prez John Mahama, and the last John, “Prez John Kyerematen”, the Saviour