According to Bernard Allotey Jacobs, Alan Kyerematen’s decision to choose a butterfly as his political symbol ensures that he will not be elected president of Ghana.
On Monday, September 25, Alan Kyerematen, also known as “Alan Cash,” declared his intention to run as an independent in the 2024 elections and that he had left the NPP.
He hinted that he might head up a fresh, “Movement for Change”-style movement.
“The Monarch Butterfly serves as the movement’s brand logo and represents political change, transformation, hope, and positivity. Additionally, it conveys qualities like power, tenacity, spirituality, and trust essential qualities I value highly as a political leader. It is referred to as Afrafranto in Akan, he added at a news conference held at the Movenpick Hotel.
The movement’s catchphrase, “Ghana Will Rise Again,” represents hope for Ghana’s future, he continued.
According to him, youth of Ghana “will lead and power the new Movement.”
But Allotey Jacobs thinks Alan made a mistake by picking a butterfly to stand in for his movement.
Don’t misunderstand; there is spiritualism in politics, he said, adding that use of a butterfly was “most unfortunate” on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” program.
A politician once used a butterfly as his emblem, only for him to see the end of his political career. He said that a butterfly’s natural short lifetime led to this allusion.
“A butterfly has a life span of seven or two weeks before passing away. I adore butterflies, but a butterfly is usually extremely misleading,” he said, requesting sage advice from Alan’s friends and family.
It is quite regrettable. He voiced his sadness at Alan leaving the NPP, saying, “Someone has to counsel him.
This follows Mr. Alan Kyerematen’s resignation from the NPP effective September 25, 2023 and his decision to contest the 2024 presidential election as an independent candidate.
His announcement comes after he withdrew from the NPP’s flag bearer race citing alleged intimidation and abuse of his supporters among others.
Delivering his address Mr. Kyerematen noted that even though he conducted himself well in the party in the lead up to the super delegates’ conference, the decision of the NPP’s national council was unmeritorious and unconstitutional.