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NPP flagbearer race: Carlos Ahenkorah woos delegates for Alan with Ashanti background

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The Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah, has noted that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) risks losing the 2024 presidential election if it fails to elect a candidate from its stronghold, the Ashanti region.

Speaking on GhanaAkoma morning show with Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin, Monday, August 8, 2023, Mr. Ahenkorah said the former Minister of Trade and Industry, John Alan Kyerematen is the right man for the NPP for the 2024 elections.

He believes the time has come for the party to get someone from it’s stronghold.

“Politics is about numbers. If you say your stronghold is a particular area, and you cannot get maximum votes from there, can you win? We all here know that as for NPP, since the return to multi-party rule, our stronghold is the Ashanti region.

“So if the party wants someone who will become President, we need someone who has political capital in the Ashanti region,” he stated.

He added that the NPP as a party must also consider a candidate who can make gains in the stronghold of the opposition noting that the Volta region which is the stronghold of the National Democratic Congress has promised him their votes and thus making him the ideal candidate for the party.

“Apart from that, “we need a candidate who can also make inroads into the opposition stronghold which is the Volta region. It is not the case that the Volta region does not like the NPP,” he said.

He revealed that the people of the Ashanti region are in massive support of Alan Kyerematen’s candidature for the flagbearership position.

“Ashanti region has fallen flat for Alan Kyerematen,” he said.

Alan Kyerematen is one of the 10 candidates vying for the NPP’s flagbearer position ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

He is contesting Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia and Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, Member of Parliament for Assin North as his main competitors.

By Benjamin Aidoo|AkomaFM|Onuaonline.com

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