The National Coordinator for Get Alan Kyeremanten Elected (GAKE), Katakyie Opoku Agyemang, has suggested to delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to replace two-time presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo with Alan Kyeremanten.
He said once the Nana-Bawumia ticket has been unable to score "political goals" in two matches, it is better for the coach, in this case NPP delegates, to make changes by partnering Alan and Bawumia or Alan and any other good striker from the Brong Ahafo Region for victory in 2016.
Katakyie pointed out that Alan Kyeremanten’s attributes overshadow those of John Mahama.
To him, Alan symbolises everything good about human beings. “He has good looks and charisma. He is tall, gentle, giant, humble, energetic, calm, handsome, and peaceful.
“Honestly, Alan is cast in the mould of former President Kufuor and since he is ordained to be the last John for the Fourth Republic, I have no doubt that Alan Cash, as he is affectionately called, will appeal to the floating voters,” he said.
He also wondered why the NPP of all parties cannot try another market to see the difference between the two markets in terms of patronage and profitability, and advised that there was a need to respect voters by offering them a new product if the consumers keep rejecting the NPP's precious commodity.
He said it is crucial that the party gets a new flagbearer for those whose main focus would be to win political power for the NPP.
He appealed to all the NPP delegates to observe the change in the NPP National Executives and make the final change in the upcoming NPP flagbearership contest to ensure an overwhelming victory in Election 2016.
He believes Ghanaians would have voted massively against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Election 2012 because of the payment of unnecessary judgement debts.
He debunked the notion of ’sympathy votes' in politics and stated that sympathy votes only existed in a vacuum.
Katakyie Opoku Agyemang was of the view that if sympathy actually existed, then all NPP members would have voted for John Mahama and his NDC in Election 2012 because of Prof Mills' death.
He further explained that the Ghanaian voter's vote is generally based on three key electoral factors; namely political party affiliation, tribal affiliation, and personality traits. Katakyie was of the view that the third factor, which is personality traits, has been overlooked by his beloved party, the NPP.