I have thought deeply about the calls by the Bawumia-camp led by Hon Annoh Dompreh, and my true conclusion is that the NPP members, in general, accept the fact that there CANNOT or SHOULD NOT be an NPP 2024 presidential ticket without Hon Alan Kyerematen. That is very interesting and striking. For the first time in the history of the New Patriotic Party, there appears to be a silent conviction and an unspoken consensus that a particular presidential aspirant (Alan Kyerematen) is indispensable and must be on the ballot paper, at all cost.
The only point of departure is on the choice of the second person to partner Alan Kyerematen.
Whilst the Alan-camp are confident that Hon Alan Kyerematen can convincingly win the 2024 general election with any running mate at all, the Bawumia-camp believes that H.E Bawumia can only go into 2024 elections with Alan Cash as a partner on the NPP ticket.
In all this, observers keep asking why the Bawumia campaign team is not convinced that their candidate has what it takes to win a general election without Alan. Even though Dr. Bawumia has been on the NPP presidential ticket since 2008 when he was brought into the party, his supporters are obviously not convinced that he has the magic to win 2024.
We have been told again and again that Dr. Bawumia has a pool of potential running mates to choose from, namely; Hon Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, Lawyer Nana Obiri Boahen, Hon Ayew Afriyie, Mr. Fred Oware, Mad. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare etc.
WHY THEN DO THEY THINK ALAN KYEREMATEN SHOULD BE CONSIDERED?
They surely know what we know, that Hon Alan Kyerematen is peerless in COMPETENCE, CHARACTER, AND CHARISMA. Alan is the UNIFIER who can put NPP truly together for victory 2024 and put Ghana together for development, jobs, and prosperity. Alan is Ghana’s HOPE.
In conclusion, my suggestion is that the NPP only needs a contest to choose rather a running mate for the globally acceptable candidate, Hon Alan Kyerematen.
In so doing, the criteria should be very important so that we don’t choose a candidate who already carries a baggage. The running mate to Alan Kyerematen must be a true red-white-blue party person who is credible, competent, honest, and can be trusted by the Ghanaian people.
Does Dr. Bawumia qualify based on the above? My answer is NO!
Signed: Alima Justice (Mrs)