A top Alan Kyeremanten for President official in the Northern Region, Alhaji Agbaa Alan (AAA), has defected from Alan to fully throw his support behind Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Speaking at a press conference held at his Palace, the ‘Aduro Wo So’ walk co-organiser – who had hitherto been a strong supporter of the Trades and Industries Minister Alan Kyeremanten and a strong critic of Dr Bawumia – said he had erred and has now come to his senses.
According to him, the Alan Kyeremanten camp’s treatment of Northerners was appalling and played a huge role in his decision to switch camps.
“The last time they called me Alhaj Agbaa Alan AAA was on the 13th August 2022, after the “aduro wo so” health walk in Kumasi. I was part of the organisation of this health walk.
“Little did I know that some facts of the exercise were concealed until we were in the middle of the walk and majority of the crowd were chanting bigotry songs against northerners and Moslems. I got mad about it and withdrew myself and my people from the walk,” he revealed.
“It is for this reason and the manner my good friend Alan reacted (“Hopeson was misinterpreted”) to Hopeson Adorye statement ( “Vice Presidency is always reserved for Dombos (Northerners)) and others made are some of the reasons why I have organised this press conference to render unqualified apologies to DMB and also to withdraw all the articles and open letters I wrote against him.”
The former Kyeremanten loyalist said he was misinformed to attack an ‘innocent promising young personality’ in Dr Bawumia and added ‘only a fool doesn’t change his mind’.
“I am now therefore well informed about the true situation of our flag bearer race and I will come out at the right time to educate delegates within the nook and cranny of the electoral college on the false and deceptive information used to outwit their intelligence,” he said.
Alhaji Agbaa Alan added: “This should be the case in the debate leading to the election of our Party’s 2024 flag bearer. The conversation should be about who can unite our Party, be truthful to us, energise the base and motivate the grassroots to rekindle our spirit for the 2024 electioneering campaign. Most importantly, the person must have the capacity to be President.
“Let us stop the ethnocentric bunk. It is dangerous! Remember that bigotry is an emotional disorder. It is a delusion and hence a psychological issue,”