Former MP for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has jibed a former Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, over his withdrawal from the the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential primaries.
Alan, in a statement yesterday, September 5, 2023, cited heightening intimidation and violence against his followers before and during the party’s Special Delegates Conference.
Wondering how the NPP could be full of vindictiveness, Alan who placed third in the party’s August 26 conference stated, “The level of intimidation of varying intensity, directly and indirectly, unleashed on a significant number of Delegates at various Voting Centers across the sixteen regions, is unprecedented in the history of our Party.”
The former Minister referred to how his agent for North East Region was attacked which led to the damage of his eye, lamenting unfair treatment.
“In addition, the fact that my Polling Agent in the North East region has suffered severe damage to his eyesight, arising from his bold and courageous effort to ensure compliance with the very rules and regulations for the conduct of the elections as approved by the Presidential Elections Committee, will forever remain a dark spot in the history of internal elections within the Party.
“This incident and various acts of violence and collusion, reported in other Voting Centers, are appalling, unconscionable, and despicable. I am committed to and value the safety of those who work with me and for me, and I will always fight for their interest.”
However, Ras Mubarak believes Nobody should pity Alan since he was quiet when violence marred some critical elections in the country when he was in government.
Where was Alan and the others who’ve complained, when violence was unleashed in a by-election in Ayawaso West Wuogon on 31st January 2019? If they did not see it or read about it in the press did they not, as senior government members, hear about it?”
He continued to quiz, “How did Mr. Kyeremanteng and the others think the NPP won the 2020 Presidential election? Did they not read about, or hear of the brutalities and casualties from the 2020 election?”
He asserted that “Alan was a beneficiary of a fraudulent election perpetrated against the people of Ghana.”
To him, Alan got the “unique opportunity to be renominated to serve as a Minister in a government that used thugs in the security services to spill the blood of innocent Ghanaians to win power in the 2020 election”. arguing that he has no moral right to cry over violence brewed by his own party men against his supporters.