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Beg Alan Kyerematen to Come Back to Your Party, Carlos Ahenkorah to NPP

Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah,  has cautioned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to expend all efforts to win back Alan Kyeremanten to the party if they want to win the 2024 presidential elections.

The MP and former Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry said that should Alan Kyerematen contest in the elections as an independent candidate as he intends to, the votes of the NPP would be affected especially in its stronghold, the Ashanti Region.

As a cautionary tale to the party, he urged the leadership to “go on their knees” and beg Alan Kyerematen to come back to the party.

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“At this juncture, if we allow him to continue what he is doing, it would affect the fortunes of the NPP. No one can tell me that if we should have the 2024 election today, Mr Alan Kyerematen does not have the footprints across the country to get a lot of votes” he said in Twi at a panel discussion on UTV.

“The man is not an ordinary politician. He has been in politics since the beginning of the Fourth Republic and has been active since then. At a point he was the main contender for the flagbearership position” he added.

Before forming the Movement for Change, Alan Kyerematen was a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). He was Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States under the Kuffour administration and later the Minister for Trade and Industry in 2017 under the Nana Addo administration.

He resigned as the minister for Trade and Industry on the 5th of January 2023 to contest in the presidential primaries of the party.

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Kyerematen attempted the leadership of the New Patriotic Party in 2007 and was the first runner-up to Nana Akufo-Addo. He again made attempts at the party’s leadership in 2010 and 2014 but placed second to Akufo-Addo, who won the primaries.

On the 25th of September, 2023, he declared his resignation from the New Patriotic Party citing unfair treatment from the party towards him and his supporters. Later, he made known his intention to run for the presidency as an independent candidate.

 

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