Two staunch supporters of Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng in the Upper East Region have switched their allegiance from the former Trades and Industry Minister to support Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana.
Mr. Kyeremanteng, a prominent figure in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), broke away from the party on September 25th, 2023, to run as an independent presidential candidate in the 2024 general election citing that he is no longer appreciated by the party which he said is hijacked by selected group and “some unscrupulous party apparatchiks.”
In what many described as surprising, it was expected that the people who were at the top of affairs, especially at the regional level for Alan’s candidature, would join him after he formed the “Movement for Change” with a monarch butterfly as a symbol.
But former Upper East Regional Organizer of the NPP, Yaw Mort, and a parliamentary candidate hopeful for the Talensi constituency, Robert Alibo, have parted ways from the camp of Mr. Alan Kyeremanteng.
The two former Alan unwavering supporters cited their loyalty to the Elephant party but not individual interest as reasons for their decision to switch their support for Dr. Bawumia.
“From today, I declare that I, Yaw Mort as you all know me, on the 4th of November when you were with me doing what we were doing, today is a new dawn. And I say, Yesterday is gone, and there is another day coming on the 4th. The people of Nabdam, whether you are a Frafra, from Sandema or Bawku, from today I am declaring my support for Dr. Bawumia”, Mr. Mort stated.
Mr. Alibo who mounted a stage to address jubilant supporters of the NPP in Bolgatanga, said “I am declaring that I will do all possible that I can to ensure that Dr. Bawumia gets a 100 percent endorsement, especially in my constituency, Talensi”
The former Alan supporters made this declaration when the Vice President ended his campaign to lead the NPP to the 2024 general election with a mammoth rally held in Bolgatanga. The declaration by Mr. Mort and Mr. Alibo in support of Dr. Bawumia comes as the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) prepares for its presidential primaries slated for Saturday, November 4, to choose a flagbearer for the 2024 general elections.
The rally brought together delegates from all 15 constituencies of the Upper East Region in the regional capital. Other bigwigs of the party present at the rally include past and present government appointees and regional and constituency executives, among others.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1Mhz|Joshua Asaah|Bolgatanga|Ghana