It’s Rubbish! Alan Not In Talks With CPP’s Ivor Greenstreet
– Campaign Office
The camp of the former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan John Kyeremanten, has rubbished media reports suggesting that he is in talks with the Convention People’s Party’s (CPP’s) Ivor Kobina Greenstreet to partner him for the 2024 general elections.
Deepthroat source close to Mr. Kyeremanten have told The Anchor that Alan did not hold any such meeting or talks with the two-time CPP flagbearer, let alone had any intention of doing so.
The source, who spoke to this paper on condition of anonymity yesterday, insisted that, there is no iota of truth in the publications, as such reports could only be a figment of the writer’s imagination, including that of those behind it.
It noted that, even though the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful initially did not want to dignify the allegation, the office is considering an official statement on the matter due to the sensitive source the story is emanating from.
According to the source, their preliminary investigation suggests the story is emanating from a state security setup, hence the reason for the contemplation to respond.
Mr.Kyeremanten, who contested NPP’s Super Delegates Conference held on August 26, this year, has subsequently withdrawn from the final race, slated for November 4, after finishing in third position. He pulled 95 votes, behind Dr.Mahamudu Bawumia and Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, who secured 629 and 132 votes, respectively.
Some newspaper publications on Monday, September 18, claimed that the former Minister of Trade and Industry had “initiated talks” with the leadership of CPP and the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) for a possible alliance to contest the 2024 election.
According to the allegation, Alan had initially planned to run as an independent candidate, but later abandoned the idea, because it would be difficult for him to be successful.
But the camp of the veteran flagbearer aspirant insists, the report is baseless with the sole intention to cause disaffection to their candidate.
Earlier, The Anchor reported that key members of the Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen campaign have begun switching to Vice-President Dr.MahamuduBawumia.
In what looks like a homecoming journey, these leading figures on the Alan’s campaign team, described as his lieutenants,are hurriedly shiftingtheir support to the purported “establishment candidate,” even before their boss, Mr. Kyeremanten, could announce the fate of his political career.
So far, notable elementssuch as the former Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Minister, Catherine Afeku, and the Member of Parliament (MP) for BortianorNgleshieAmanfro constituency, Sylvester Tetteh, have declared their unflinching support for the vice president and expressed readiness to lead in the campaign.
Aside from the two leading members, The Anchor is also picking signals that some regional campaign coordinators for Team Alan, who were at the forefront, are also switching camp, one after the other, to Bawumia’s team.
This paper is reliably informed that, several prominent members of the Alan’s team are preparing to announce their new affiliation in the coming days as to which of the four flagbearer aspirants in the race they will throw their weight behind.
In a surprising turn of events,others, like a deputy campaign spokesperson, Richard Nyamah, as well as the MP for the Mpraeso constituency, Davis Ansah Opoku, have carefully not declared their support for anyone, even though they have spoken about their political future since Mr.Kyerematen made the shocking announcement.
Interestingly, the likesofAlan’s campaign manager and former MP for Madina, Abubakar Saddique Boniface;former General Secretary of NPP, Nana Ohene Ntow; former MP for Adentan, Yaw BuabenAsamoa; MP for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkrah; Minister for Railway Development and MP for Hohoe; John Peter Amewu; a Deputy Minister of Finance,Abena Osei, HopesonAdorye andGiftyKlenam, among others, are yet to come out on who they are endorsing.
According to The Anchor’s sources, while some of them are consulting extensively on the next line of action, as far as the race to lead the NPP is concerned, others prefer to sit on the fence and watch, unless they are approached by any of the candidates.
Madam Catherine Afeku and Sylvester Tetteh were very loud in the campaign to get Mr.Kyerematen elected as the man to beat in the November 4 presidential primaries, but barely a week after he declared his lack of interest in the upcoming election, they have quickly switched camp.
They could not even wait for the former minister, who placed third in the Super Delegates Conference, to announce his next action concerning the main primaries in November.