The internal contest within the camp of the ruling New Patriotic Party took an unpatriotic and unacceptable direction with the verbal accusations and insinuations from the Vice President, HE Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia against his main contender Hon Alan Kyeremanten.
The Vice President, as part of his usual unprovoked attacks, verbally bruised the image of his main contender, Hon Alan Kyerematen, portraying the former Trade and Industry Minister as a divisive character.
In his address to a section of NPP delegates in Greater Accra, the Vice President was cast accusations and aspersions on the persona of Hon Alan Kyerematen with the excuse that he Alhaji Bawumia was the only unifier in the elephant fraternity.
His assertion was premised on the in that Hon Kofi Dzemasi, former Minister of Chieftaincy Affairs who and a former campaign manager of Hon. Kyerematen, as a well as Hon Fredrick Opare Ansah, former MP for Suhum and a former Director of Operations for Hon Kyerematen, have now joined his camp.
The defection of the two personalities, the Vice-President averred, showed him as a ‘unifier’ who could work with all in the party.
Dr Alhaji Bawumia’s statement has drawn the ire of some political experts who who see at as injurious to the general welfare of the party ahead of the main elections, as by inference, he could be saying that the other aspirants are divisive figures unable of working with all in the party.
The political experts, who spoke on condition of annonimity, urged Dr Alhaji Bawumia to stop attacking the brand and persona of his other rivals if he has the party at heart.
Having developed the habit of attacking his political opponents without any provocations, the Vice President appeared to have developed an acidic taste when referring to his fellow contestants.
Both Alan Kyerematen and Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, among others, will be heading to the polls on November 4, 2023.