Renowned Political Science Lecturers, Prof. Ransford Gyampo of the University of Ghana and Dr. Amakye Boateng of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology(KNUST) are at variance as to Hon. Alan Kyerematen’s chances at surviving in the Ghanaian politics.
The two speaking on Kumasi-based Pure FM with Kwame Adinkrah expressed varying views, indicating separately that Alan is finished in Ghana’s politics with the other saying, it will be absurd for anyone to prefer such view.
Dr. Amakye Boateng of KNUST shared that from the onset of Hon. Alan Kyerematen announcing his presidential ambitions on NPP’s ticket, his forthrightness was visibly absent.
He remarked that, there were no seriousness and neither credible actions were taken by Alan himself nor his campaign team to secure him the flagbearership slot, making everything obvious that it was a forgone conclusion against him.
“Alan’s political career ended with the super delegates congress. He hasn’t been a grassroots person yet they described him as such.
He withdrew from the race because of the fear element in him. Fear is the major driving force for Alan’s withdrawal. He is afraid of losing miserably at the general primaries hence, his withdrawal from the contest. It is over for Alan Kyeremateng. He is not becoming the President of this country.” Dr. Amakye told Kwame Adinkrah
However, colleague Political Scientist and President of the University of Ghana’s UTAG chapter, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, speaking on the same platform expressed a contrary view.
He stated that, Alan is still a force to reckon with in the Ghanaian politics and it will be superfluous for anyone to indicate otherwise.
“Respectfully, I disagree with Dr. Amakye. I don’t know the last time he did an empirical survey but God being so good, he has blessed us with vibrancy and youthfulness so we are able to go on the field. If you go to the field, the outcome you get is Ghana’s future election is going to be determined on personalities basis. Gradually, Ghanaians are shifting from political parties as basis for elections to the personalities involved.
If you look at personalities, Alan Kyeremateng has built enough pedigree for himself in Ghanaian politics.
Even though his withdrawal from the contest came as a shock to me, Alan still appeals to the larger electorates, so at best, the rational thing to do is to appeal to Ghanaians directly especially when he sees no antidote to the concerns he raised in the withdrawal statement.
It will be absurd for anyone to assume that Alan is finished in Ghana’s politics.” Prof. Ransford Gyampo stated on Kumasi-based Pure FM on Thursday, September 8.