Alan Kyerematen, an independent flagbearer hopeful, has issued a caution to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) regarding potential complacency in the run-up to the 2024 elections.
He emphasized the danger of assuming an automatic shift in power every eight years, regardless of the quality of governance.
Speaking to his supporters in Kumasi, Kyerematen pointed out what he sees as a prevailing mindset within the NDC that expects a change in government every eight years, irrespective of the performance of the ruling party.
He stressed the importance of avoiding the notion that “it’s your turn” should be the sole determinant for leadership transitions.
“The NDC operates under the belief that a change in government occurs every eight years, adhering to the principle of ‘it’s your turn.’
However, this perspective disregards the essence of meritocracy. I, Alan, would have been a flagbearer of the NPP if I adhered to such a principle,” Kyerematen stated.
Kyerematen’s departure from the NPP and the subsequent establishment of a new political movement resulted from differences in leadership principles.
“In my case, the grassroots pushed for me to lead, but there was opposition from certain quarters. Consequently, I’ve moved on to form a separate political movement,” he added.