Dr. Richard Anane Writes: Clarification On My “Aduru Wo So” Comment

My attention has been drawn to a cunning attempt to use a truncated part of a full hour interview I granted to King Tom TV, on Friday, May 19, 2023, for unfair political advantage. For purposes of clarity, I wish to state the full facts as follows; 1. ‘Aduru Wo So’ and/or Competence.

I strongly believe, and I have stated on countless occasions, that Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen is the most competent person in the NPP presidential race. In fact, far more competent than his main opponent, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.

I also have no problem with Alan’s team campaigning with the famous “aduru wo so” slogan. I however stand by my opinion that, if a campaign team has such a competent candidate like Alan Kyerematen, his team must major most
on his competence which is never in doubt.

2. Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia betrayed the UP-Tradition at all material times. Yes, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia’s father was a member of the then Northern People’s Party. However, when the then Northern People’s Party (NPP), led by Chief Dombo, was merging with Busia-led Progress Party, Bawumia’s father betrayed the Dombo-led NPP by cross-carpeting to the then ruling government of CPP led by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.

It is instructive to note that, Bawumia’s father at all material times, when it mattered most, betrayed the UP Tradition by joining our opponents to defeat us.

Bawumia’s father joined Kwame Nkrumah against Dr. K.A Busia and Chief Dombo.

In the 1979 election, Alhaji Bawumia’s father supported Dr. Liman and campaigned against Victor Owusu who was the candidate for Popular Front Party (PFP), the party of the UP-Tradition.

In the 4th Republic elections of 1992, 1996 and 2000, Dr. Alhaji Bawumia’s father joined the NDC, supported and campaigned for the late former President JJ Rawlings against Professor Albert Adu Boahen in 1992 and
President JA Kufour 1996 and 2000 elections.

Being a proud founding member of the NPP I could not, by any stretch of the imagination, be against an ‘aduru me so’ campaign for Alan Kyerematen, especially when I myself I am an integral part of the very history of the New
Patriotic Party.

Dr. Winfred Richard Anane

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