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Bawumia’s running mate: NPP should have convinced the butterfly to come home – Adongo chooses Alan over NAPO

The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, has said the New Patriotic Party should have convinced the leader and founder of the Movement for Change, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, to partner their running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Alan Kyerematen, a former Trade and Industry Minister, resigned from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after contesting the flag bearer of the party which he said was fraught with bias to favour a particular candidate.

He is now seeking to contest the December election as flag bearer for the Alliance for Revolutionary Change (ARC), which is a merger of his Movement for Change and over 10 other smaller political parties and movements.

But the Member of Parliament for Bolga Central who is also the Ranking Member on the Finance Committee of Parliament says the NPP should have rather sought after him to partner their flag bearer, rather than Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh whom he believes has nothing to offer as a running mate.

According to Mr. Adongo, the speech given by Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh was empty and contains nothing substantial to win the heart of Ghanaians for any votes for the NPP.

Speaking with Captain Smart on Onua TV’s morning show, Maakye, Wednesday, July 10, 2024, the legislator indicated that the Asantehene’s words to the Energy Minister was full of red flags, indicating the kind of person he is.

“Otumfuo couldn’t wholeheartedly support NAPO and all his comments were red flags. In less than 2 hours after the advise at Manhyia, he went overboard [at the Jubilee Park]. Is this all the Ashanti Region could offer Ghana after giving us Kufuor? You should have rather apologised to the butterfly to come home,” he stated.

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His comments come after Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh had said at his unveiling that no president under the Fourth Republic has been successful in terms of achievement than President Akufo-Addo.

In his comments he mentioned Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, which has sparked reactions since, with many, including political communications specialist, Prof. Kobby Mensah, saying his comments affirm the arrogance tag people have given to him.

“I can boldly say that if the history of Ghana is told from 1957, we have never had a president that has helped Ghana more than Nana Akufo-Addo. I mean from 1957, even including your Kwame Nkrumah, none of them has protected Ghana and developed the country more than Nana Akufo-Addo,” NAPO had said in Twi.

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