Alan Kyerematen, a prominent flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), received a significant show of support yesterday as a group of market queens visited the party’s headquarters in Accra to pick up nomination forms on his behalf. The market queens, representing the former Minister of Trade and Industry, expressed their unwavering dedication to canvassing and mobilizing grassroots support for Mr. Kyerematen.
Led by Comfort Serwaa, the leader of the Kumasi Tomato Sellers Union, the market queens emphasized their connection to Mr. Kyerematen and their commitment to supporting his campaign. Their visit to the party’s headquarters was prompted by the concerns of the Kumasi Central Market women, whom they represent.
Comfort Serwaa affirmed that the market women, while undecided about the NPP’s next leader, wholeheartedly stood by their queens. She revealed that all the market women had expressed their readiness to contribute funds towards Alan’s campaign, highlighting his understanding of their needs and industry due to his years of experience at the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
“Our presence here today is to honor that,” Serwaa stated, expressing gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his implementation of the Free Senior High School policy.
Alan Kyerematen’s bid for the NPP’s presidential candidacy gains significant momentum with the support of the market queens. As one of the frontrunners in the race, his campaign is expected to benefit from their grassroots mobilization efforts and their dedication to rallying support among their fellow market women.
The NPP’s presidential nomination process remains open until June 24, providing an opportunity for other potential candidates to declare their intentions. As the race progresses, the involvement of key stakeholders such as the market queens signifies the importance of grassroots support in determining the party’s next flagbearer.
Ghanaians eagerly anticipate further developments in the NPP’s presidential primaries as candidates strive to secure the party’s nomination for the upcoming 2024 general elections.