Former Minister of Trade and Industry and two-time presidential candidate aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten, has stated that neither him nor any agent of his has been authorized to put out campaign for him regarding Election 2016.
He has, therefore, called on the leadership of the NPP, party members and supporters as well as the general public to treat “the current so-called “Alan for 2016” poster campaign with the contempt it deserves and see it as the work of people who want to sow discord and disunity in our great party the NPP.”
A statement signed on Mr Kyeremanten’s behalf by Kwabena Agyei Agyapong pointed out that the former Ghanaian ambassador to the United States supports NPP’s court action to challenge the 2012 Election results and will, therefore, not “do anything to detract from the attention and support the petitioners need from the entire party to see the matter to its logical conclusion.”
“In view of the weight of evidence the petitioners in the court case have put before the courts, it is believed that detractors of our party who are nervous about the possible outcome of the case have resorted to acts aimed at undermining the unity and cohesion of the New Patriotic Party and should such attempts succeed, these elements then hope to take advantage of a disunited NPP,” the statement explained.
“Mr. Alan Kyerematen, therefore, calls on all genuine party members and loyalists to completely disregard this so-called “Alan for 2016” poster campaign that is being waged by enemies of the party, and stand solidly behind Nana Akufo Addo, the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, his running mate and Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, our party chairman in the pursuit of the case in which they are obviously seeking justice for the party and all Ghanaians in general.”