The Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has described as irresponsible statement and tribal bigotry remarks made by some followers of Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen.
The followers of Mr Kyerematen claimed that delegates in the Ashanti Region betrayed one of their own by voting for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Speaking on GhanAkoma morning show with Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin on Akoma FM in Kumasi, the Member of Parliament for Suame said, “Alan is not the only Asante man who contested and people should stop accusing delegates in the Region of betraying Alan Kyerematen in the just ended national special delegates congress.”
According to him, such statements do not augur well for the unity of the party, adding that any of the presidential hopeful who wins the race will require the support of other candidates in order to win the 2024 general elections in the country.
He mentioned that Dr Kofi Konadu, Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, Francis Addai-Nimoh, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto and others are all from Ashanti Region and people should not single out one person.
He pointed out that the supporters of a candidate alone cannot guarantee a win for the party in the 2024 general elections.
He said all the aspirants and their supporters are needed ahead of 2024 general elections.
Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu believed the former Trade Minister is a party man and no one can rule him out ahead of the race in November.
He debunked media reports that NPP delegates in Ashanti Region in the just-ended super delegates’s conference betrayed Alan Kyerematen.
He said delegates in Ashanti Region like to support good causes and their voting and electoral behaviour reflects this.
“They don’t discriminate. They are loyal people and look at things objectively without consideration to the tribal lines.”