A member of the Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng campaign team for New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer contest Mr Issah Kanyiti Kotomah has rubbished a suggestion by former Director of Communications of the NPP, Nana Akomea that the party should halt its planned presidential primaries and convince Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Alan Kyerematen to run together in the 2024 presidential election.
Mr Kotomah who has been designated as the Deputy Director of Operations for Mr Kyerematen’s campaign asked why in 2008 the NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo- Addo never partnered the then Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama when President Kuffour was exiting power after he Aliu Mahama won one touch victory with J.A. Kufour.
Mr Kotomah alleged that Nana Akomea is among those who wants to be running mate to Dr Bawumia and therefore sees it very hypocritical to be making such proposals when he himself knows he is nursing an ambition.
Writing on his facebook timelime Mr Kotomah said; “Nana Akomea is one of the people who wants to be running mate to Bawumia and so it’s very hypocritical to be making such proposals when he himself knows he’s nursing an ambition”.
The suggestion of the Managing Director of the State Transport Company, Nana Akomea, that the NPP should consider an Alan-Bawumia ticket for the 2024 election seem to have irked supporters of Mr Alan Kyerematen.
Many have said should the NPP ever consider any Alan-Bawumia pairing as suggested by Nana Akomea, then Alan Kyeremanten must be given the opportunity to lead as flagbearer and Dr. Bawumia remainimg the running mate.
Meanwhile agents of Alan Kyeremanten have been criss crossing the country to hold underground meetings with their Regional and Constituency agents while waiting for their preferred candidate for NPP flagbearer to throw in the hat for the NPP flagbearer race in the coming days. The meetings spearheaded by former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Madina constituency in Greater Accra Alhaji Boniface Abubakari Sadique and a 2008 NPP parliamentary aspirant for the Bole-Bamboi constituency of the Savannah Region Mr Issah Kotomah, who have been designated as Alan Kyeremanten’s Director of Operations and Deputy Director of Operations respectively seem to be well coordinated and impactful.
Campaigners of Mr Alan Kyerematen have been emboldened after the second national tracking poll by Global InfoAnalytics from the 16 regions of Ghana indicates Mr Kyeremanten is leading Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia by 36 percent to 33 percent.
The second national tracking poll by Global InfoAnalytics from the 16 regions of Ghana saw a fight back by Trade Minister Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen in the race to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2024 with the poll indicating that Mr Kyeremanten came from behind to lead Dr Mahamudu Bawumia by 36 percent to 33.
The poll saw the Trades and Industry Minister Mr Alan Kyeremanten sweep the critical regions of Ghana to take the lead. The Global InfoAnalytics also indicated Mr Kyerematen won all the regions except Northern, North East, Upper West and Upper East regions.