Dr. Akwasi Amakye Boateng, a lecturer in political science at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has commented on Alan Kyerematen’s exit from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential contest.
Despite the conclusion of the Super Delegates Conference, the political analyst stated on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen program that he would not anticipate Mr. Kyerematen to resign.
“The withdrawal doesn’t represent what he stands for in the party, especially when the perception is that he is a grassroots person, so the presidential primary could have turned his fortunes around,” he noted.
Prior to the primary scheduled on November 4, 2023, Mr. Kyerematen declared his exit from the campaign.
The choice has drawn mixed reviews and accusations that Alan let his followers down. His detractors base their argument on the fact that he left the NPP in 2007.
However, Dr. Amakye firmly disagreed with individuals who saw parallels between events in 2007 and now.
“This doesn’t reflect 2007 because at that time, the election came to an end and he conceded with no issues against the election committee. But now he is making a strong case against the party so his action is warranted. We don’t have to accept a bad election because the results are out,” he explained.
It would be incorrect, according to Dr. Amakye, for anybody to believe that Mr. Kyerematen has the mental capacity to participate in politics.