The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has refuted rumors that Alan Kyerematen, a previous candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer position, had discussions with the party about forming an alliance for the 2024 Presidential election.
According to media sources, Kyerematen was considering collaborating with Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the CPP.
The former minister of trade and industry allegedly spoke with the PPP and CPP leadership during those conversations, according to reports.
The CPP Chairperson, Nana Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankuma, claimed that the assertions were fresh to the party and that there had not been any such conversations with the leadership of the party.
She said that Kyerematen and Greenstreet could be thinking about running as independents rather than establishing a group.
Speaking on Agoo TV, the Chairperson of the CPP, Nana Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankuma said the claim is unknown to the party.
“I am the Chair and leader of the CPP, and I am not aware of a meeting between Alan and the CPP. Maybe, Alan is now thinking of such a meeting. None of the members of the Central Committee of the party knows anything about what has been put out by Ghanaians Times. I Chair the Central Committee of the party, nothing of such has come before me for discussion by leadership of the party.
“On the supposed meeting between Alan with Ivor Greenstreet, I think they may be thinking of going independent and not Flagbearer and running mate of the CPP. Because Greenstreet is not the leader of the party. He’s been a two-time flagbearer of the party, but in 2024, it’s a different ballgame. The CPP is about to elect its Flagbearer, we are now in our organizational mode and rebranding to get the party to be viable.”
In August 2021, Kyerematen withdrew from the NPP presidential election. He mentioned intimidation and an unequal playing ground as his reasons.