After Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen decided not to run for president of the New Patriotic Party, Charles Owusu, a former head of the Monitoring Unit at the Forestry Commission, described the feelings of his campaign team and supporters.
On Tuesday, September 5, Alan Kyerematen, who finished third with 95 votes in the party’s super delegate election, shocked his supporters by announcing his exit from the contest.
He formally announced his decision to withdraw from the November 4, 2023 presidential primaries, alleging unfairness and intimidation of his grassroots followers.
But ardent supporter Charles Owusu expressed his displeasure with Mr. Kyerematen’s choice.
He struggled to understand how the candidate for president could submit to small-minded intimidation and maneuvers before the election.
Mr. Owusu anticipated that the former Trade Minister would be aware of superior tactics given that he is not a novice in such a campaign.
He declared categorically that Alan Kyerematen’s justifications for leaving were “unconvincing.”
“If Alan Kyerematen didn’t foresee intimidation and other issues, then I am surprised. He should not have contested in the first place,” Mr. Owusu stressed.
No one should place the blame for the harm done on Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia or President Akufo-Addo, he said.