A political analyst, Nii Amartei Amartey, says Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyeremanten, resigned to concentrate on his Presidential ambition and close an emerging gap with the campaign of his main rival, Vice President Bawumia.
Speaking on Morning Starr with Francis Abban on Starr Fm, Amartey, a political science lecturer at the University of Professional Studies – Accra (UPSA), said the timing of Kyeremanten’s resignation points to the fact that he is intent on taking his flagbearer campaign to the next level.
Alan Kyerementan tendered his resignation as Trade Minister to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, January 5th 2022.
Commenting on the development on the Morning Starr with Francis Abban, Mr. Amartei Amartey indicated that the former Trade Minister has a presidential ambition and hence needs time to catch up with his opponents.
“It is something to be expected for him to have some space in terms of time and any other things so he can continue to achieve what he personally wants to achieve for himself.
“He might have gauged the atmosphere and perhaps might have concluded that he might not have done enough. So let me resign and then go into serious work so as to help me achieve the presidential ambition that I have decided on,” Mr. Amartey opined.
He continued: “Besides, he is also going to compete with some persons among whom have the Vice President. The Vice President perhaps has more visibility than him as Minister. So definitely he might have realized that there is more to be done if he has to succeed in his journey of becoming the President of Ghana.”
The Vice President has yet to officially announce his campaign but is universally recognised as the strong frontrunner or the position.
Notable party officials such as Nana Obiri Boahen, Samuel Atta Akyea and Chairman Wontumi, have all in one way or another expressed support for Bawumia’s campaign and the Veep is putting in a lot of grassroots work.