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Alan is not running away from a bad situation – Buaben Asamoa

Former Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen did not resign from the government because he was running away from a bad situation, Former Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party(NPP) Yaw Buaben Asamoa has said.

Mr Buaben Asamoa explained on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday January 14 that Mr Kyerematen needed time to prepare for his ambition to lead the NPP as the torchbearer in the 2024 general elections.

That ambition, he stated, cannot be achieved in one day, it requires a long period of time to do so in setting up the campaign structure hence, the decision to step down from the government.

“Alan hasn’t left the government he is part of because he doesn’t want to be there. It is for political efficiency reason.

“You have one year, 2023, when the NPP is going to select the leader to run the campaign for 2024. Alan, with his ambition that everybody knows about, needs to prepare his supporters, set up structure and run a campaign to secure the leadership, you need a period to do that.

“Alan has stayed with the government to the optimum point where he leaves. He is not out of the government because he is running away from a bad situation,” the former lawmaker for Adentan said.

His comments come at a time Former President John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians not to forget the part played by some outgoing ministers as regards “the mess” created by the current administration.

He notes that these ministers have realised that the boat is heading for disaster and they are deserting it not to be counted as part of “the mess”.

“It must be a relief for those deserting the ship, but it’s so late,” the former President tweeted on Friday, January 13.

“It’s almost pointless. They’ll try hard not to be part of the mess we are in, but let’s not forget the parts they all played.”

Though failing to mention names, the former President could be referring to Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto who recently resigned from the Akufo-Addo-led government as Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of Food and Agriculture respectively.

Their positions have since been filled by temporary appointees.













































































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