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Kyerematen Claims Support of Swing Voters: “I’m the Candidate They Desire”

During his Greater Accra Regional tour, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, a prominent contender for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidacy, expressed confidence in his ability to lead the party to victory in historically challenging regions. Kyerematen, a former Trade and Industry Minister, specifically mentioned the Greater Accra, Central, Western, and Volta regions as areas where he believes he can gather substantial support.

The NPP, renowned for its strongholds in regions like Ashanti, has faced difficulties in winning over voters in other areas, particularly the traditionally NDC-dominated Volta Region.

However, the NPP made headway in the Volta Region during the last parliamentary election, with John Peter Amewu, former Energy Minister, emerging as the Member of Parliament for Hohoe.

Amewu, now endorsing Kyerematen’s bid, believes in his capacity to break the NDC’s dominance in the Volta Region.

Engaging with delegates from constituencies including Prampram, Ada, Sege, Madina, Adentan, and Shai Osudoku, Kyerematen highlighted his high approval ratings in the targeted regions and his potential to secure more votes for the NPP in the upcoming national polls.

Kyerematen emphasized the need to select a flagbearer who could effectively become the next President of Ghana, challenging the established eight-year political cycle.

Addressing the delegates, he urged them to consider the aspirations of the party’s grassroots, representing over six million members, in making their choice. Kyerematen appealed for a candidate who would prioritize the welfare and interests of the party’s constituents.

He also pledged to enhance the opportunities and well-being of constituency executives if elected to lead the NPP to victory in the national election.

Kyerematen highlighted his appeal to the people of the Volta Region, stating that he was the only NPP figure capable of weakening the NDC’s influence in the area.

Minister for Railway Development, John Peter Amewu, supported Kyerematen’s claims, noting his clean record in office that makes him less susceptible to attacks from opponents. Amewu, hailing from the Volta Region himself, expressed confidence in Kyerematen’s ability to challenge the NDC’s dominance in the region.

Sylvester Tetteh, the Member of Parliament for Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfrom, commended Kyerematen’s achievements, particularly his leadership in the Presidential Special Initiative (PSI) under former President Kufuor and his commitment to President Akufo-Addo’s industrialization agenda.

Tetteh endorsed Kyerematen as the best candidate to secure victory for the NPP in the 2024 election, urging delegates to support his candidacy at the party’s National Delegates Conference in November.

The NPP is preparing to hold a special conference for 900 delegates, aiming to reduce the number of presidential aspirants from nine to five.

The party’s National Congress, scheduled for November 4, 2023, will witness over 200,000 delegates choosing the NPP’s flagbearer for the 2024 general elections.

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