Ghana: Succession race kicks off after Trade Minister quits

By Jonas Nyabor
Posted on Tuesday, 10 January 2023 11:19

Ghanaian Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan John Kyerematen in Ankara, Turkiye on June 16, 2022. (Photo by Ozge Elif Kizil / ANADOLU AGENCY / Anadolu Agency via AFP)

When long-time presidential contender Alan Kyerematen quit the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government on 5 January, he fired the starting gun on what is set to be a long and acrimonious campaign ahead of the 2024 elections.

Few doubt that Kyerematen resigned as Trade and Industry minister to focus on a presidential run in 2024 that will pit him against Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia, said to be favoured by President Nana Akufo-Addo.