The grassroots supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, were sharply divided over Alan Kyerematen and Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia at the funeral grounds of the late mother of Hon Cecelia Abena Dapaah on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
Among the dignitaries at the said funeral were Ghana’s Trade & Industry Minister and the Vice President.
In an attempt to show probably power and popularity, the two sides engaged in constant shouting and singing by way of cheering their preferred candidate.
The supporters of Alan Kyerematen outnumbered and overpowered the Bawumia supporters. This however is not news since Alan Cash has long enjoyed massive support from his home region.
Funeral politics in recent times has become part of political showmanship, especially in the political parties’ internal contest.
It will be recalled that Alan Kyerematen’s supporters overpowered their opponents in the Bawumia camp by show of numbers and force at the funeral of the late mother of Hon Asenso Boakye, Member of Parliament for the Bantama constituency. It will be recalled that similar incidents were reported during the funeral of the late Sir John, Dr Amoako Tuffour, etc.
The New Patriotic Party is gearing up to conduct its parliamentary and presidential primaries after successfully running all internal elections in 2022 and given the massive support AlanCash is having, he is widely tipped to become the grassroots choice as the next flagbearer for NPP.