?as ?GAKE? campaign begins
Get Alan Kyerematen Elected (GAKE), a new political pressure group in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) last Sunday launched its maiden meeting at Rexmar Hotel, in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.
The meeting was heavily attended, an indication that a lot NPP’s delegates have embraced the idea of getting Alan Kyerematen elected as the flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Addressing the members, the National Coordinator of GAKE, Katakyie Kwame Opoku Agyemang, said over 250 delegates had so far registered in the Ashanti Region alone, with other regions recording similar figures.
According to Katakyie, GAKE members would be ? moving from region to region, constituency to constituency, district to district, and polling station to polling station levels with the view to setting up branches all over the country. ..It is also the objective of the group to reach out to every single delegate and sell GAKE’s message to them without any form of verbal attack on other opponents. It is the group’s belief that, come next year when the NPP’s Congress is held, the change that took place in the recently held national executive elections in Tamale, will repeat itself in the NPP’s flagbearership contest?.
? the Ghanaian voter does not give his/her precious vote out just because one particular party has improved the economy, or another party has been bedevilled with corruption. He argued that, if that was the case, the NPP would have retained power in Election 2008 because NHIS and free maternal care policy. Similarly, Ghanaians would have voted massively against the NDC in Election 2012 because of the payment of unnecessary judgement debt payments. He debunked the notion of ‘sympathy votes’ in politics and stated that sympathy votes only existed in vacuum. Katakyie OpokunAgyemang was of the view that, if sympathy actually existed, then all NPP members would have voted for John Mahama and his NDC in Election 2012 because of Prof. Mills’ death.? He added.
Stressing on the objectives of the group, he said ?GAKE was born to salvage the situation, and make the NPP a force to reckon with?
To him, GAKE had been formed to educate the NPP delegates on the need to change the political commodity which according to him, had already expired, ?if not expiring at age 73?. the NPP is not a one-man party, but a mass political party that honors her own members occasionally for their hard work.?