Alan Kyeremanten, an independent candidate for the 2024 general elections, has confidently stated that he will emerge victorious in the presidential race, despite the competition from the two major political parties.
In an interview with the Daily Ghanaian Guide, the former Minister for Trade and Industry warned Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and John Mahama that the presidency would remain out of their reach.
Kyeremanten also took the opportunity to settle personal scores with his former party, revealing how they manipulated the system to ensure Bawumia’s victory in the NPP Primaries. While congratulating Bawumia on his selection as the NPP’s flagbearer, Kyerematen emphasized that this outcome was widely anticipated.
“Whilst using this opportunity to congratulate His Excellency the Vice President on taking over the mantle of leadership in the NPP, his selection as flagbearer is not a surprise to any serious political watcher. It was the widely anticipated outcome of the elections. I had been saying all along that the electoral process had been strategically and tactically skewed in favour of a particular candidate. That is what we saw on Saturday,” Mr Kyerematen said confidently.
Kyerematen also raised questions about the margin of victory, noting that the Vice President’s 60% vote share, although substantial, might indicate that he lacks complete control over the ruling NPP.
“Judging from the widely publicized expected margin of not less than 80% in favour of the Vice President, I am inclined to think that the 60% vote for him provides a clear indication that the Vice President does not have total control of his own Party.
“The election results must also be analysed against the background that the Vice President has been campaigning for the Flagbearership since 2020 and has been the beneficiary of both State and Party sponsored support.”