Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akuffo Addo has indirectly named Alan Kyeremanten as trades minister should he (Nana Addo) become president.
Addressing chiefs and people after a four day tour of the Volta region Nana Addo is heard stating that Alan Kyeremanten would be steer the affairs of Ghana's economy.
“...Togbuiga you’ve heard Alan Kyeremanten talk about the plans for industrial development, please listen to him very closely because if God willing we get the chance to comeback into office, that is the minister of industry and trade talking to you,” Nana Addo revealed.
The two political figures Nana Akufo Addo and Alan Kyerematen have been fierce political rivals of the same political party for several years as they both wanted the mandate of the NPP to lead them as flagbearer. But on all occasions, Nana Addo won. There were rumours of bad blood between the two men but in the recent past both figures have been seen campaigning together, a move some political watchers have described as ‘positive for development.’