Sylvester Tetteh, a Member of Parliament for Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfro representing the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has urged supporters of potential presidential flagbearers within the party to focus on their candidates’ competencies. Tetteh, a strong advocate for Alan Kyerematen, the former trade minister and his preferred candidate for the NPP’s flagbearer position in the 2024 elections, advised fellow Alan supporters to refrain from solely relying on the slogan ‘aduro no so,’ which translates to ‘it is his turn’ in Twi. This catchphrase has been widely used to highlight Alan’s long-standing pursuit of the presidential role.
Tetteh’s comments came in response to a recent interview with Richard Anane, the former health minister, who expressed concerns about the entitlement conveyed by the aforementioned slogan. Tetteh concurred with Anane’s viewpoint, emphasizing the need to shift the focus towards Alan’s competencies rather than relying solely on his longstanding aspirations.
He stated, “I believe that Dr. Anane’s remarks serve as a reminder to Alan’s supporters that we should not overly emphasize Alan’s ‘aduro no so’ mantra, but instead highlight his competencies. I humbly share this perspective.” Tetteh went on to highlight Alan Kyerematen’s exceptional qualifications, loyalty, and capabilities, asserting that based on his academic achievements, performance, and personal accomplishments, Alan is undoubtedly a qualified candidate. He expressed confidence that if given the opportunity, Alan would command the respect of the Ghanaian people.
Tetteh acknowledged that all the contenders for the flagbearer position possess qualifications, but he believed that Alan’s individual qualifications alone were sufficient to present him as a strong candidate to the people of Ghana.
According to sources, it has been stated that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will enter the 2024 elections with Alan’s impressive track record as a minister. This includes his significant contributions to flagship programs such as the 1D1F program, the growth of vehicle assembly plants, and his involvement in securing the Africa Trade House to be located in Ghana.
The NPP has commenced the nomination process for presidential aspirants on May 26. A mini congress is scheduled to narrow down the number of aspirants to five before the delegates’ conference, which will be held later this year to choose President Nana Akufo-Addo’s successor as the party’s leader.
Alan will face competition from various individuals, including Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, Kennedy Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin Central, former General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong, and several others.