The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, has urged delegates of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to elect people who are loyal, and prepared to work for the good of the party in the upcoming national executive elections.
“We should vote the best hands who are able to manage the affairs of the party, and not be blinded by mantras, money, or anything that only brings transient satisfaction,” he was quoted to have said in a news release.
The Minister wants the delegates to vote for credible, hardworking executives that members of the party can boast of.
“Mr Kyerematen is not worried about who is elected, but the calibre of the people who will work to uplift the party. The unity of the party must be guarded with all our heart and with all our might,” the release said.
To this end, Mr Kyerematen has declared that he is “ready to work with all those who would be elected” by the rank and file of the party, adding that he would “not forget the toil of those who may not emerge as victors in the elections”.
The release further indicated that Mr Kyerematen, in that regard, finds solace in the words of Woodrow Wilson, who said, “we cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end”.
“Mr Kyerematen is doing all he can to unite the party for victory in 2024 elections. This shows his level of respect for delegates and members of the party. Mr Kyerematen in all his conversations has been sincere in his belief that wisdom is not in only one person’s head and therefore the collective decisions of all party members is what will make the NPP great at all times,” the release said.
It added: “As a founding member, Mr Kyerematen is more or less a parent of the party; his attachment to the party may not be like some of us who joined the party only some 18 years ago. His adult life has been largely devoted to serving the party, serving Ghana and the world as a diplomat”.