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Economic Advisor and Spokesperson of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has taken a swipe at flagbearer contender of the New Patriotic Party, John Alan Kojo Kyerematen.
While the vice president has emerged as a top contender for the upcoming flagbearership contest of the ruling party, some arguments have been raised in favour of Alan Kyerematen, the Minister for Trade and Industry in the current government. According to such arguments, there was a gentleman’s agreement between President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Mr Kyeremanten after the latter in 2007 conceded to the president after the first round of voting, to allow him to contest the general election as flagbearer of the party. Please read the full write up by Dr. Gideon Boako on his Facebook page on Wednesday 12th January 2022
So I go into a contest with you. I get more votes than you but not sufficient enough to secure me the required 50% plus 1. You came next to me and instead of a second round contest you concede to me. That’s nice. I acknowledge you in my acceptance speech and in order to ensure greater unity I indicate that you will come after me. Few months later you decided to abandone me and the team to fight our own fight on a flimsy excuse.
Fair enough you rescind your decision and join us. We heartily accept you back. I go into the main contest but unfortunately lost. Instead of keeping to the commitment of conceding to me to go again so you can come after you contest me. I lost and decided to go again and there again you did not concede to me but contested me.
Once you do this you have withdrawn the commitment you made to me. Should the assurance I gave you still hold even after you subsequently withdrew your commitment to me on two separate occasions? Once you withdrew your commitment the consequential assurance from me also stands withdrawn. With this, any desperate and awkward attempt to create a false impression that an assurance for which tenets you have grossly violated still holds can only be laughable.
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