Governance Lecturer at the Central University, Dr. Benjamin Otchere-Ankrah doubts Alan Kyerematen's chances of winning the 2024 presidential elections as an independent candidate.
Dr. Otchere-Ankrah's comments follow Kyerematen's resignation from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to contest the presidential election as an independent candidate.
During an interview on Peace FM's "Kokrokoo" morning show, Dr. Otchere-Ankrah opined on Mr Kyerematen's decision and shared his perspective.
He emphasized that Ghana's political landscape is dominated by the NPP and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), making it challenging for any independent candidate to secure victory in presidential elections.
"Like it or not, in Ghana, there are only three political parties; NPP, NDC, and the rest," Dr. Otchere-Ankrah remarked.
While Dr. Otchere-Ankrah acknowledged Kyerematen's right to contest as an independent candidate; he expressed doubt about his chances.
"We wish him well, though he will not win. That one, I don't need any prophet to tell me; he won't win, but he knows why he wants to independently contest," Dr. Otchere-Ankrah asserted.
Dr. Otchere-Ankrah slammed Mr Kyerematen for his public criticism of the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia administration, suggesting that such criticism from someone who was once a part of the government indicates a lack of sincerity.
He said, "If you are able to attack this government for which you were a part, then you are not being truthful. You are being disingenuous.”