US-based medical practitioner and former presidential candidate aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Arthur Kennedy, has expressed concerns about how the resignation of Alan Kyerematen and complaints by Kennedy Agyapong, a flagbearer hopeful, are affecting the NPP's image.
Dr Kennedy believes that these issues have significantly devalued the party and, coupled with the government's inability to fulfil its electoral promises and the hardships experienced by Ghanaians, could harm the NPP's prospects in the 2024 elections.
In an interview with Citi TV, Dr Kennedy stated, “I think Alan's departure and Kennedy Agyapong's substantive complaints about the process have devalued the NPP.”
He suggested that the NDC could exploit these problems in the upcoming elections, saying, “To begin with, the government has failed to fulfil most of its promises. I think all the NDC would have to do is show videos of government officials, especially the Vice President, making promises and then, when they're finished, ask fellow Ghanaians if they were better off today than eight years ago. That would be the election right there.”
Dr. Arthur Kennedy urged the NPP delegates who will be voting in the November 4 primary to prioritize the national interest over personal gain.
He added, “They should be looking out for the NPP's interests rather than the interests of those who have led the most vibrant political party in Sub-Saharan Africa to the brink of bankruptcy and discredit.”