Alan Kyerematen has debunked the notion that he was attempting to establish himself as the leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the current flagbearer elections.
The former candidate officially resigned from the NPP on September 25 and declared his candidacy for president as an independent after withdrawing from the race following the primary round of voting on August 26.
“Aduru Wo So,” which translates to “it’s your turn,” was Alan’s catchphrase throughout the campaigns leading up to the NPP’s Super Delegates conference.
In the run-up to the election, two significant campaign marches were held in Accra and Kumasi, with the slogan “Aduru Wo So” being chanted by his supporters. This was in keeping with his history of finishing second in past primaries, only to then-candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
In an interview with Metro TV that 1Family RAdio was listening to, Alan was asked about his sentiments about his entitlement to lead the NPP. He said, “I am sure you are probably linking it to the ‘Aduru wo so’ phrase that came up.”
“I used to tell my team that they were underselling me in terms of my worth and my value because there is so much to say about me other than aduru wo so,’’ he said.
He elucidated, “But somehow, their perspective was that in a conservative party, there is a spirit that suggests that there is a general understanding that we have a succession plan; it is not written, but there is a general understanding.’’