The charm offensive by NPP flagbearer hopeful, Alan Kyerematen is making inroads and gaining disciples.
Alan’s campaign sparked massive turnout and excitement in Oti region, where the people filled the air with his slogans.
The candidate’s sweep across the new region is part of the hunt for delegate votes in the quest to lead the ruling New Patriotic Party in the 2024 presidential elections.
The nectar presented to tantalize the delegates to do the needful is the innovative pension scheme for delegates.
On the larger plane, Alan’s team reckons its candidate is the best material for the job, with the certainty of winning the general elections at the expense of the NDC’s John Mahama, who is the immediate past president of Ghana.
Beyond and beneath the surface, Alan Kyerematen knows the quest for the mantle won’t come easy. He has another frontrunner in his party to beat, which is the sitting Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Info-analytics survey places Alan behind the former President and the current Vice President, yet some analysts believe it is too early for projections.
Both Alan and Dr Bawumia have not responded to calls for a merger of their teams into one unit, considered by some as a means of building internal cohésion and maximizing the party’s gains at the national level.
It percolates deeper as Alan depicted in the Oti regional tour to be a protege of former President Kufuor with the Cindy Thompson song that ignited the 2001 campaign and brought Kufuor to power.
Dr Bawumia on the other hand is seen as the favorite of the establishment, with a majority of party MPs rooting for him. It remains to be seen whether that will engineer advantage for their preferred candidate.
At Nkwanta in Oti region, Mr Alan Kyerematen said it is his determination to win the baton from President Akufo Addo to implement his Great Transformational plan, which ties aggressive industrialization with rural development to create synergetic jobs figured to be boons for livelihoods.
The end game will decide who is who. Alan stands to benefit from a rumored alliance among eight of the aspirants to face off with the Vice President.