A presidential candidate hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten has promised to run a clean campaign in the lead up to the party’s presidential candidate elections.
Mr. Kyeremanten announced this when he picked up his nomination forms to contest Nana Akufo-Addo and five others in the NPP presidential primaries in December.
Citi News’ Sammy Wiafe was at the party headquarters and reported that about a hundred of Mr. Kyeremanten’s supporters trooped to party’s headquarters to support him.
“A few of his supporters wearing his T-shirts with the inscription ‘we need change for power’ were at the party headquarters before Alan Kyeremanten himself arrived at the party headquarters,” he said.
Wiafe added that the supporters were of the view it is time for Mr. Kyeremanten to lead the NPP for victory in the 2016 general elections.
“It came along with the usual drumming and dancing that characterizes the picking up of nomination forms,” he narrated.
Mr. Kyeremanten was taken through the nomination process by the second vice chairman of the NPP, Sammy Crabbe.
He was given his forms after he paid the nomination fee of GHC 10,000.
Addressing the crowd, the presidential hopeful gave the assurance that all campaigns will be clean and devoid of acrimony.
He also noted that the NPP as a political party needs a transformational leader, a leader who can raise enough funds for the NPP.
Mr. Kyeremanten was of the opinion that the party has been in opposition for far too long therefore, the NPP must do everything possible to win the next general elections.
Seven presidential candidate aspirants have picked up nomination forms to contest the election.
They include Nana Akufo-Addo, former Trade Minister, Alan Kyeremanten, former Information Minister, Stephen Asamoah-Boateng, former Member of Parliament (MP) for Offinso North, Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, sitting MP for Asuogyaman, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, his colleague MP for Mampong, Francis Addai Nimoh and former Attorner General, Joe Ghartey.
The party will go to the polls on December 6, 2014 to elect a flagbearer to lead the party in the 2016 elections.
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana