A leading campaign member of Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen in the Eastern Region, Mr. Samuel Ayeh-Paye, has expressed shock over the results of last Saturday’s Super Delegates Congress of the party.
Speaking to the media shortly after the election, which took place concurrently across the country last Saturday, the former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayensuano Constituency in the Eastern Region indicated that ‘Team Alan’ was in high spirit of recording some appreciable votes.
According to him, despite their preconceived position that the Vice President would come top after the voting, ‘Team Alan’ was still confident of polling appreciable votes because of the massive support and endorsement received throughout the campaign.
At the end of the election, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia polled 59 votes out of 81 with Mr. Kennedy Agyapong, Alan Kyerematen, Boakye Agyarko and Owusu Afriyie Akoto polling 8, 7, 4 and 1 votes respectively.
According to Ayeh-Paye, the outcome of the election was below expectation because they were of the view that Alan should have gotten more than seven votes out of possible 81 votes because they worked tirelessly.
The former Ayensuano Constituency representative in parliament was however happy that their candidate is now part of the five candidates going to contest the main election in November.
Making meaning out of the team’s happiness, Mr. Ayeh-Paye stated that, the Saturday’s exercise was more of a screening programme to select the first best five for an onward selection of the flagbearer.
He sounded overly positive about the fact that the Special Delegates Conference was for just a handful of constituents and that the November 4, 2023 National Delegates Congress would be the decision making day.
To him, Alan Cash would win hands down come November 4, 2023, because that was where the grassroots, who are the kingmakers ,would decide through their objective reasoning as to who leads them in the 2024 presidential election.
Regardless of Team Alan disappointment, the leading campaign member paid glowing tribute to the election management team of the party from the national to the regional level for the well-organised conference.
On his part, the spokesperson for Kennedy Agyapong campaign team in Eastern region, Mr. Francis Boateng Anom alias Francioa, disclosed that his side was satisfied with the process and thanked the election management team of the party for the level playing field.
Mr. Boateng stated that the only fear of Team Ken was the Super Delegates’ Conference, because of the nature of the constituents, adding that Ken was the next flagbearer of the party, because the very rank and file was rooting for him.
“My brother, we are suffering because the ordinary Ghanaian is not disciplined and I believe Kennedy Agyapong is the right person with a radical mentality to inject and reset the country into a path of discipline and development,” he added.
Interestingly, the usual euphoria that suffixed the declaration of election results, was missing as almost all the constituents and party sympathizers who were at the Koforidua Senior High Technical School (SECTECH), venue for the election, were not happy with the outcome.
Chiefly among the representatives of the 10 candidates was Team Bawumia who vanished into thin air before the media could even interview them since they did not get the 80 percent votes they promised.
The Eastern Regional chairman for the party, Mr. Jeff Konadu appealed to party faithful to continuously uphold the level of tolerance and display of political maturity throughout the process.
The soft-spoken Regional Chairman, however, cautioned party members to be circumspect in their activities, since the greatest enemy was not the members, but their political opponents and to conquer them there must be unity.