Akufo-Addo Must Step Aside For Others To Run—-Students For Alan

The Coalition of Students for Alan Kyerematen (COSAK) is forced to respond to a statement issued by the greater Accra NPP youth wing and published on graphic.com as ‘Let Akufo-Addo go unopposed’. We are quick to state that, the statement is a divisive, needless, andundemocratic which ought not to be made by the greater Accra NPP youth wing.
There is no article or clause in NPP’s Constitution which states that ,any candidate who has being successively defeated twice as our party’s flag bearer must go unopposed for the third time. It is very contemptuous and we will say the group have demonstrated a gross disrespect to NANA ADDO, who has said contrary to this statement.Is it the case that the competition is gradually getting tougher for NANA ADDO and that their losing touch on grounds?.
According to the group, an open competition might lead to resignations by some members of the party, as happened in 2007, and that could endanger the unity of the party ahead of the 2016 elections. They justified that ‘Asking for acclamation will not be the first time that the party is going through this. It has happened before in 2004 when Mr J. A. Kufuor was the sitting Presidentat that period common sense prevailed’.
Per their analogy if an open competition could lead to resignations by some members, then it creates the impression that NANA ADDO’s is a divisiveleader who will intimidate supporters of other contestants,and discriminate from people he should work with and those he shouldn’t which started in 2007 and 2010. We are much excited about how his office has distanced himself from such statements which conflicts with his earlier pronouncement.
Again the group’s claim that, acclamation isn’t new to NPP because it started with president Kufour’s in 2004 is dead on arrival. For whatever reason It , president Kufour at least won power for NPP in 2000 after he lost to President Rawlings in1996.Did NANA ADDO win power for NPP in 2012 after our defeat in 2008 to warrant him an acclamation?. They should come again.
The Greater Accra NPP youth wing,should rather come out boldly and tell NANA ADDO to step aside or withdrawfrom the contest for other aspirants run becausehis time term of office as a president in opposition has elapsed. There is an adage in Akans which says ‘ )b3rema b3 y33 bi.na wam3 y3 no nyinaa.’ and ‘Dodo) akonwa.)baakofo) Ntenaso nky3”,therefore the greater Accra NPP young shouldadvice NANA to have some rest and support Mr Alan Kyerematen to be elected as the president of Ghana come 2016.They should also withdraw their statement which has so far been rejected by NANA ADDO.
COSAK believes that the time for political or electoral experiments is over. Ghanaians are calling on NPP to bring ALAN CASH to redeem Ghana from the worse, corrupt and incompetent NDC government led by president Mahama’s. NPP cannot own any explanation to Ghanaians than to exchange Mr ALAN KYEREMAEN for Power in 2016. We need power not a just a presidential candidate. Sure power will come..


God Bless Us ALL

FRED K. KUMI- Uds Wa Campus

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