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Opinions of Thursday, 12 June 2014

Columnist: Amankwah, Nana Kofi

Alan K Is Innovative Leader

It is as true today as it has been in the past that without tradition there is no innovation, which implies traditions are limited only by our imagination. That is why good political parties across the globe use competition to select innovative leaders. Alan John KwadwoKyeremateng is a leader. Alan is a man who has great ideas to expand our nation’s economic fortunes for the current and future generations.

We all know, Alan is never the likeliest candidate for some NPP members within the party; the New Patriotic national delegates should realize that it is imperative in the 21st century to choose a youthful, young, energetic and smart politician to lead the NPP into the general election, not an old man like this visionless 73- year- old AkufoAddo. This 73-year old AkufoAddo, a former member of parliament from Abuakwa south neglected his constituency, hardly visits his constituency and also treats the people at his constituency as “ANOMIES” as Hitler treated the Jews. Such a person now wants to become a president candidate againafter failing to bring power to the NPP for three consecutive general elections in Ghana. On what record now does AkufoAddo want people to recommend him to be the NPP presidential Candidate?

In politics perception becomes an issue if the party is being herded like sheep in a wrong direction, which has been the case with NPP choosing a wrong candidate to lead thisorganization for 2008 and 2012. The delegates should pick a humble candidate like John Alan KwadwoKyeremanteng, someone who is respected among the Ghanaian populace including both those who are not politically involved and those with different political affiliations.
It is a political suicidal and a national disgrace for the NPP parliamentarians, some members from the council of elders and NPP members to continue to support AkufoAddo who won only 49% in the first round of the 2008 general election. When they went to second round his numbers further decline to 48% he could not move the party forward, allowing the NDC, which had merely 47% for the first round, to by pass him and win the general election; in 2012 general election NPP overall numbers further decline to 47%. NPP needs change; because AkufoAddo’s performance tells you a lot about his intellectual ability to lead an organization such as the NPP to victory.

As one of my economic hero’s Karl Marx once said “To build a better and stronger industrial nation, we need people who have innovated economic ideas” Marx indicates that such a nation could be productive on socioeconomic development through the brainpowers of people in our modern society and John Alan Kyeremateng is one of them. Alan Kyeremateng has already proved to the nation his ability to create jobs and reopen somefactories that were closed by the previous (P) NDC administration .Alan is a man who has great visionary ideas to implement an effective strategy that will yield good results in business as well as ideas on writing models for people to follow; this is one of the major reasons African leaders, nominated him to represent African for the World Trade Organization (WTO) job in 2013.
The NPP delegates should realize that after three consecutive general elections loses the Party needs change for its flagbearership in 2016. As aresult of this the NPP delegates should consider that Ghanaians are very intelligent; the party needs a candidate who will attract the floating voters and the independent voters and others in order for the party to win in the 2016 general election. NPP delegates must elect John Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng for the 2016 general election he is the change that the NPP and Ghana needs.

From : Nana Kofi Amankwah (New York)