Nana Akomea, a member of the Mahamudu Bawumia flagbearer-ship campaign team, has expressed doubts regarding the popular slogan ‘Eduru me so’ associated with former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan John Kyerematen.
He emphasized that elections revolve around policies and visions rather than one’s length of service within a party.
During an interview on Neat FM, Akomea raised questions about the slogan’s ability to adequately address the critical issues at hand.
Akomea also dismissed the notion that Alan Kyerematen made a sacrifice for Nana Akufo-Addo’s rise to the presidency.
He pointed out that Kyerematen had contested against Akufo-Addo in multiple elections, including 2008, 2012, and 2016, which contradicts the narrative that Kyerematen yielded his bid to Akufo-Addo.
“Personally, I haven’t heard Alan saying that it is his turn, so people should vote for him, but I have heard his followers making that argument.
“That slogan doesn’t make sense, and those saying that Alan sacrificed for Akufo-Addo for the presidency, that is also not true, because he contested against him in 2008, 2012, and even in 2016.
“In 2012, we asked him why he didn’t give Akufo-Addo a second chance; he said no and he equally contested against him in 2016 as well.”
“When you look at 2014 statistics of the super delegates election, Akufo-Addo had 80% and Alan had 7%, but still he contested with him in the election of the delegates, so how did he give Akufo-Addo a chance? It doesn’t make sense, for me, I listen to people’s policies and contributions to the party and how they will help to secure victory. I see Bawumia as someone with the greatest chance to defeat John Mahama,” Akomea remarked.