Media personality Afia Pokua, widely known as Vim Lady, has opined on former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen's decision to break away from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to run as an independent candidate in the 2024 elections.
Vim Lady alleged that Alan's intention is retaliation against the NPP for alleged mistreatment, rather than a genuine effort to become president.
She believes Mr Kyerematen is bitter after securing third place in the party's super delegates conference on August 26.
Vim Lady stated "His intention is not victory but vengeance. He thinks the party elite ganged up on him and bullied him out of the running."
She pointed out that in 2007, Alan stepped down for Nana Akufo-Addo to be declared flagbearer during the party’s Congress at the University of Ghana.
Vim Lady further opined that Alan was unsuccessful in securing the NPP flagbearer position due to his neglect of grassroots as a minister, unlike others such as Kennedy Agyapong and Dr. Bawumia who were active in community outreach.
She places partial blame on Alan for failing to sustain local support through the years of service in government but chose to relax on the notion that he was “next to lead.”