Already the 2020 presidential elections is done and dusted per the 1992 constitution. The ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) are currently occupying the presidential seat of Ghana with Nana Akufo-Addo as president of the country. The question that most people are asking is who is going to succeed Akufo-Addo in 2024 after he completes his last term.
Alan John Kyerematen and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia are the likely candidates who will probably succeed Akufo-Addo after his tenure expires. Already most Alan Kyerematen supporters are currently agitating aggressively for Alan to be elected by the NPP executives as a possible replacement of the outgoing president in 2024. Already the Ashanti region which constitutes NPP’s majority votes have pledged their support for Alan.
With Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen having contested Akufo-Addo for the presidential candidate position on three consecutive occasions which he came second on all the occasions, it should tell you the magnitude of Alan Kyerematen. Alan made an attempt at the leadership of the New Patriotic Party in 2007, capturing 32.3% of votes cast. He was first runner-up to Nana Akufo-Addo who gained 47.96% of votes cast. Kyerematen made other attempts at the party’s leadership in 2010 and 2014 but placed second to Akufo-Addo, who won the primaries.
The question is can Alan Kyerematen be a perfect replacement for NPP and can he give them victory in 2024 if elected by the party delegates?
ALAN KWADWO KYEREMATEN BIOGRAPHY
Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen a.k.a Alan Cash was born on 3 October 1955 to Alexander Atta Yaw Kyerematen, a social anthropologist from Patasse, Kumasi and Victoria Kyerematen (née Welsing) from Elmina and Ejisu. He was named after an Archbishop of the Church of England, The Most Reverend Alan John Knight CMG DD who was the Headmaster of the all-boys Anglican boarding school, Adisadel College in Cape Coast in the 1930s, and a mentor to his father, A.A.Y. Kyerematen when the elder Kyerematen was a student there and later, a Head Boy in his final year.[ In 1951, his father became the founder and first Director of the Centre for National Culture located in Kumasi of the Ashanti Region and later on, he was appointed the Mayor of Kumasi and a Commissioner of Local Government between 1966 and 1969. Like father like son, Alan Kyerematen attended Adisadel College for his secondary education, entering the institution at the record age of nine years. He attended the prestigious Achimota School afterwards for his sixth form education. Alan proceeded to the University of Ghana, Legon for a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Kyerematen also holds a Law degree, LLB from the Ghana Law School at the same university where he qualified as a Barrister-at-Law. He was called to the bar in Ghana, and is a practicing attorney–at-law in Ghana. In addition, he is a Hubert Humphrey Fellow of the School of Management at the University of Minnesota, U.S., having completed one year management studies under the Fulbright Fellowship program at that institution.
In 2003, Alan Kyerematen was appointed as the Cabinet Minister with responsibility for Trade, Industry and the President’s Special Initiatives (PSI) with additional responsibility for Private Sector Development (PSD). In that capacity, he spearheaded the development and implementation of innovative programmes which have become new strategic pillars of growth for the transformation of the Ghanaian economy. Under his leadership he headed,
An $8.5 million state-of-the-art factory, which produces high grade industrial starch from cassava for export to key markets in Europe, Africa and Asia. The starch initiative created over 10,000 jobs and piloted a new innovative approach in rural industry development based on the concept of Corporate Village Enterprises. In addition, it was considered as a model in linking developing countries into the global supply chain through industrial agro-processing. The first industrial starch company was certified as a global supplier of high grade starch to Nestle operations worldwide………[Read Moe]