Alan Kyerematen Addresses Nation On Presidential Bid, Says Akufo-Addo Could Have Done Some Things Differently

Alan Kyerematen Addresses Nation On Presidential Bid, Says Akufo-Addo Could Have Done Some Things Differently

  • Alan Kyerematen has officially announced his intention to contest the NPP presidential primaries later this year
  • The former trade minister also said in the national address on January 10, 2023, that while Akufo-Addo has done a good job as president, some things could have been done differently
  • Alan Kyerematen also thanked president Nana Akufo-Addo for accepting his resignation on January 5, 2023

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Alan Kyerematen has submitted a subtle criticism of the Nana Akufo-Addo administration in a speech to announce his presidential ambition on Tuesday, January 10, 2023.

The former trade minister and former member of the Economic Management Team of the Akufo-Addo administration said while the president has built a credible foundation, alternative decisions existed for some of his policies.

“We [he and Akufo-Addo] have competed in the past but have always worked together thereafter. The president has laid a strong foundation for the socioeconomic development of our country although, I believe ,there are things that could have been done differently,” he said.

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An old photo of Alan Kyerematen (L) about to shake Akufo-Addo's hand. Source: UGC.
Source: UGC

He did not, however, specify which things his former boss could have done differently.

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Alan Kyerematen's speech was broadcast by many TV stations across the country and lasted for about 20 minutes.

He also formally announced his intention to contest the upcoming presidential primaries of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) later this year.

Alan Kyerematen said he has some great ideas to transform the country and make life better for Ghanaians and appealed to them to make him the next president of Ghana.

Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen stunned the country when he tendered in his resignation on January 5, 2023. Political pundits predicted that more resignations could follow.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, the agric minister Owusu Afriyie Akoto also resigned to focus on his presidential ambition.

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During his televised address, Kyerematen thanked the president for accepting his resignation.

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Meanwhile, has reported in a separate story that agric minister Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto has also resigned from Nana Akufo-Addo's government.

The oft-criticised minister resigned on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, to focus on his presidential ambitions.

Dr Afriyie Akoto will be remembered for his bold but controversial decision to sell foodstuffs at a cheap price at the forecourt of the agric ministry.

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via