A Political Science Lecturer at the 4n, Dr. Jonathan Asante Okyere says the newly formed Alliance for Revolutionary Change (AFC) can only be kingmaker in the upcoming 7th December general elections but not King.

According to him, they can only push the election to a runoff but not win.

Leaders of ten political groupings have signed a pact to contest the 2024 general elections under the banner of a coalition called the Alliance for Revolutionary Change.

The groups making up the Alliance include, the Movement for Change, National Interest Movement, Third Force Movement among others.

Speaking at the launch of the alliance on April 17, the Leader of the alliance, Alan Kyerematen courted the support of all Ghanaians indicating that the Alliance is well positioned to transform the country.

It would be recalled that on April 4, the Movement for Change (M4C) founded by Alan John Kyerematen, and the National Interest Movement (NIM), a political Civil Society Coalition, convened by Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Foster, announced that they have concluded talks with a number of political entities and individuals to establish a grand Alliance to contest the 2024 general elections.

“The Alliance, named the ‘Alliance for Revolutionary Change’ (ARC) will aggressively mobilize Ghanaians from across the country, particularly the youth and women, irrespective of their religious, political, and ethnic affiliations, in a grand coalition to elect the first Independent Candidate as the President of the Republic of Ghana. The Alliance when voted into Government, will focus on breaking the cycle of poverty and reset the country on a new path to prosperity,” portions of the press release read.

According to the release, “The Alliance seeks to end the dominance of the duopoly, the NDC and the NPP, in Ghanaian politics, two Parties which after 32 years in government, have failed to address the fundamental challenges of development in our beloved country. The divisiveness in Ghanaian politics, the ‘Winner takes all’ syndrome as well as the lack of continuity in the execution of government projects which have been associated with the duopoly, have brought untold hardships on the good people of Ghana.”

But commenting on the issue in an interview on Ghana Kasa show on Kasapa 102.5FM Thursday, Dr. Asante Okyere said there’s no way the Alliance can win the upcoming election.

“Ghanaians have called for a third force, so this move by the alliance is a brilliant idea towards breaking the duopoly of the NDC and NPP. But as I have said if this noble idea becomes only electoral and not backed by the needed structures as I have listed them, they will not succeed. So, I have said that at worst, the only thing they can do is to become the kingmakers but not the king. They can push the election to a runoff, but unfortunately, we are practicing a Presidential system of government. It is a winner takes all kind of thing, you either lose out or you win and you have to wait for another four years to try and win power.”

Source: Kasapafmonline.com