Former presidential candidate Alan Kyerematen has been advised by a top political science instructor at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to abandon any aspirations to run as an independent.
The former trade minister has lost his opportunity to become president of Ghana, according to Dr. Kwasi Amakye Boateng.
Following Mr. Kyerematen’s resignation from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential contest, the political scientist made a statement on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen program.
Alan should run as an independent in the 2024 elections, according to many, considering his influence among the general public.
That, however, will be politically suicide for the former Trade and Industry Minister, according to Dr. Amakye Boateng.
He asserted that Alan has little chance of success and that the Ashanti area will reject him, as it did in the Super Delegates Congress.
“He [Alan] should discard it immediately. He is not going to cause any magic in this country. Small parties have not survived in Ghana from the time of the struggle for independence till date.
“Small parties have not fared well. If he [Alan] stands as an independent candidate, even Ashanti region will not vote for him,” he stated.
According to Dr. Amakye Boateng, the outcome of the presidential primary on November 4 has already been decided.
“It will be a one-horse race in which Vice President, Dr Bawumia will win big again” he added.