Afia Pokua, popularly known as Vim Lady, is a media figure who has said that Alan Kyerematen’s goal in leaving the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and starting a movement to run for office in 2024 is not to win but rather to get revenge on his former party.
She clarified that Alan’s defection was due to bullying he received from some NPP elements.
Alan Kyerematen made the decision to launch his own non-political organization on August 26, 2023, following his ranking as the NPP’s third-most popular candidate during the Super Delegates Conference.
He intends to run as an independent in the 2024 elections, as he has subsequently declared.
Regarding his prospects of winning the elections, Vim Lady said she believed Alan Kyerematen was pursuing a divisive goal.
She said that Alan Kyerematen could be planning something more than just becoming president in 2024.
“Alan’s intention really is not to win the elections. He is pissing in. He feels like he’s not been treated right. The establishment has ganged up against him and they bullied him out of the race. He wanted to punish them, because in 2007, he kind of let Nana Addo have the day, even though at the time, he was the establishment candidate,” she said.
Afia Pokua claims that the former commerce minister intentionally wounded himself by ceasing to interact with the grassroots throughout his time in office.
“I kind of blame Alan’s team for letting him down throughout the campaign. He also allowed his team to let him down. When he became trade minister, he laid back. He abandoned the grass root work that he needed to do. I think that he gave that job to his people and his team let him down.
“Because during that same period, Kennedy Agyapong and Bawumia were all over the Zongo communities engaged in charity works. Hardly would you find records that show Alan in Zongos, churches or engaged in other benevolent acts,” she added.