Politics of 2014-09-02

I foresee Alan Kyerematen stepping down – Nana Akomea

Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Okaikoi South, Nana Akomea has joined calls on the four flagbearer aspirants to back down and allow Nana Akufo-Addo acclaimed as flagbearer for the 2016 general elections.

He is predicting flagbearer aspirant; Alan Kyerematen will back down on his intent to contest the party’s October 18th delegates congress.

Mr. Kyerematen, the man expected to give Nana Akufo-Addo a run for his money got 59 votes of the 740 votes cast; representing a disappointing eight percent of the total votes whiles Nana Akufo-Addo polled 598 votes, representing 80.78%

His performance in the presidential primaries appears to be on the decline but to disprove this assertion, he is lacing his boots to contest the congress which will see about 14,000 delegates casting their votes.

Alan Kyerematen's campaign team believes the second congress, which has majority of grassroot members voting, will be in his favour.

But speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme on Monday, Nana Akomea said Alan will gain the respect of the party’s rank and file if he does not contest.

“I will not be surprised if Alan Kyerematen does not contest; he has a track record of bowing out for Nana Akufo-Addo, so I believe he will do the same this time,” he added.

In his view, the overwhelming support for Nana Akufo-Addo in the super delegates congress is the true reflection of the wishes of the party, thus anyone who attempts to do otherwise will be punished.

Nana Akomea said inasmuch as he respects the constitutional right of Mr. Kyerematen to contest, it will be a waste of money and resources.

The former Okaikoi South MP was convinced if Alan Kyerematen decides not to contest; the rest of the aspirants will voluntarily back down.

This notwithstanding, Nana Akomea wished Alan Kyerematen luck if he decides to defy all odds and challenge Akufo-Addo on October 18th.

Source: adomonline
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