Feature Article of Thursday, 22 July 2010
Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi
The left, which is the National Democratic Congress (NDC), believes unless the right finds a messiah in the 2012 general elections they cannot win; but now the right, which is the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has found one. John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng, their messiah is a political rock star who garners enormous attention and support from the NPP. He has won praise from the young, old, independent as well as some NDC members and the population at large since he launched his presidential bid for the 2012 general elections.
Now the word of the NPP’s own nemesis is that they need to elect a winnable presidential candidate, someone who would be able to narrate an upbeat 8 years of NPP economic success and achievement for the Ghanaian populace. This is what their presidential candidate for the 2008 failed to do. This is what the 70- year -old man Akufo Addo could not do to advance the party’s success in order for Ghanaians to assimilate in NPP’s economic achievement and ideology. The major reason is this the 70- year- old man Akufo Addo himself was out of touch with the Ghanaian populace due to his arrogance, pride and the violent tendencies he is exhibited toward his fellow Ghanaians. Now some of the congressional NPP leaders know they made a mistake as soon as they elected Akufo Addo as their flag-bearer. Akufo Addo is not a winnable candidate. With all the money and the logistical apparatus in his possession, the NPP could not retain power. He led the party to be defeated in the hands of Attah Mills who was sick at that time. How can this 70-year-old man Akufo Addo, therefore, win for the NPP in the 2012 general elections? A majority of NPP members are not second-guessing anymore. They want a change. They now want a charismatic, humble, proactive visionary leader such as John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng to lead the NPP in 2012. Alan is the powerhouse they need in the 2012-election year, The man who will attract the floating voters and independents as well as some NDC members, people who admire him and prefer such a man to lead and manage the nation with his astonishing economic skills. For all these aforementioned reasons they are urging the entire NPP membership a cross the country to put peer pressure on the delegates to elect Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng as the party flag bearer for the 2012 general elections.
However, to all the NPP members and supporters; the party needs change from their 1960s political policies of choosing a washout candidate. For the 21st century political parties demand vibrant candidates like Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng. For the 21st century, intelligent, informed voters demand a man who is a lawyer, an economist, a businessman. They demand a man who is skillful in management. They demand a responsible person to fix and reform the nation’s educational and financial system. They demand a knowledgeable man who can work with the banks in Ghana to reduce the interest rate. This will create working environment for small business people to secure loans to create Jobs for both the young and old people who are ready and willing to work but cannot find work under this current NDC government. Such policies are necessary for moving the nation forward by continuing the 8 years of John Agyekum Kufour administration economic success, a success which the current NDC government has reversed for the nation by leaving the county in the hands of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Now the NPP has found their messiah because among those who wanted to contest the flag bearership, Alan kwadwo Kyeremateng is the most qualified in terms of leadership, experience, management, and supervision. Since Alan’s announcement for the 2012 general election he has energized the NPP with a fresh and dynamic perspective that has complemented his strengths really well. Alan is the leader demand by these difficult times. Alan is the man demanded by voters for the 21st century. Now his political enemies who are have no vision and are jealous of Alan have started to insult him in the media for no reasons. These sycophants should wait. Soon they will defiantly hear from me. None of them will go scott free if don’t stop their political nonsense.
From: Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)