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I will make a significant difference with floating voters – Alan Kyerematen

Independent Presidential Aspirant, Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, has expressed optimism in making a significant difference among floating voters in the 2024 election.

This, he says, is because they do not belong to any political party.

According to him, the size of the country’s floating voters which is about 25% is large enough to make a difference.

“I am convinced that because of my disposition in politics, I am the type of candidate that the average floating voter has been waiting for. And if I am a candidate, particularly an independent candidate, then that is a major part of my constituency,” he stressed.

In an exclusive interview with JoyNews on Wednesday, he opined that a significant number of his votes would also come from the New Patriotic Party’s base.

He further explained that his candidacy is set to make a case for why Ghana needs to be led by an independent candidate.

I’m making a case for an independent candidate president – Alan Kyerematen

According to him, the current duopoly being enjoyed by the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has resulted in the country’s under-development.

He said while it may seem that Ghana is not yet ready for an independent candidate, the country is ready for a new kind of leadership that will advance the nation to a brighter future, and that will not be achieved under the duopoly.

“It’s not about Ghanaians being ready for an independent candidate; it’s about making a case for an independent candidate. It’s about making a case for an independent candidate on the basis of what the current model has done for our country.

“As I’ve explained, we’ve had varying fortunes in terms of our own country’s advancement and development. In my considered opinion the duopoly has created more division in our politics than otherwise. Why do we want to continue on that tangent?

“Why would you want to continue on that tangent? Why would you think that the results would be any different going forward with the same kind of model? So, like everything else, if it doesn’t work, you think outside the box,” he said.

Alan Kyerematen argued that while an independent candidate winning the presidential elections in Ghana would be novel, it is nothing new in West Africa and certainly not impossible.