Former Minister for Trade and Industry and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential candidate aspirant, Mr Alan John Kyerematen says he is the only candidate who can win massively in the Ashanti Region to secure victory for the NPP in the 2024 elections.
“In NPP, you need a candidate who has the capacity to do two things; to consolidate your base and reduce the strength of your opponent. For me I believe that, I am the candidate who can pull 80% of the total votes in the Ashanti Region, compete with the NDC in the Volta Region and weaken their strength in the other region.” Mr Alan John Kyerematen told Kwame Tanko on Angel FM Kumasi in an interview monitored by MyNewsGH.com.
According to Mr Alan Kyerematen, his statement has nothing to do with division or being tribal but a clear fact which his party people must take note of.
“This is not about division but we all know that NPP has its root in Asante and excuse me to say that talking about this is not a bad thing to do. Everybody knows that our base is the Ashanti Region.” He emphasized.
He however acknowledged the fact that the next general election is going to be a tough one for the NPP though he claimed President Akufo-Addo has done a good job.
“So for a difficult election which I perceive is going to occur in 2024, you need a candidate who can win at least 80% vote in the Ashanti Region and guarantee us the victory”. Mr Alan Kwadwo told Kwame Tanko in his interview.
He further noted that, people in the Volta Region, considered to be the base of the NDC love him too much hence he can neutralize the situation there and win power for the NPP.
Mr Alan Kyerematen is in flagbearership race with about five other people of the governing NPP including MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, former Energy Minister; Boakye Agyarko, former Agric Minister; Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, and former General Secretary Kwabena Agyapong.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia tipped by latest research to win the primaries is yet to officially make his intentions known.