Stephen Atta Godson, a prominent businessman in Accra, who is also an elder of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ablekuma North Constituency, has advised Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen to gracefully withdraw from the flagbearership race since all his core supporters have deserted him to support Nana Akufo-Addo, who won 80 percent of votes during the Special Delegates Congress.
“If I were Alan Kyerematen, I would gracefully and humbly withdraw from the race to offer my support to Nana Akufo-Addo who is clearly the favourite of the masses to lead the party in 2016 and win power for us,’ he noted.
Recently, the former Ashanti Regional chairman of the party, Yaw Amankwaah, who is an ardent supporter of Alan Kyerematen, openly declared his support for Nana Akufo-Addo when he recently visited the region on his campaign trail.
The former Ashanti Regional chairman pledged his allegiance to Nana Akufo-Addo, who he said represents the grassroots supporters.
Mr Attah Godson said Alan Kyerematen could have a better chance of leading the party in the future if he honourably withdraws from the race and fully supports Nana’s bid.
“I believe those advising Alan are rather killing his political future in the party because if Alan contests on October 18 and loses by a very wide margin as it has been happening, he would definitely become more unpopular and that could jeopardise his political future as far the NPP is concerned.
“This is the time for Alan to withdraw and declare his open support for Nana and that will be a big plus for him,” he indicated.
The NPP elder noted that the party will definitely need a united front to win the 2016 general elections with a big margin.
“After the October 18 congress, we will all have to put aside whatever differences we have and rally behind Nana Akufo-Addo who is expected to win by a landslide so that we could wrestle power from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) that has crippled every sector of the economy and brought untold hardship to Ghanaians.’
He said most businesses under the NDC had folded up and some employers had laid-off workers because of the weak local currency, coupled with high cost of electricity, water and fuel.
By Thomas Fosu Jnr
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