According to a story from 3news.com, former NPP presidential candidate Alan Kyerematen will formally announce his departure from the party on Monday, September 25, 2023.
Alan Kyerematen is anticipated to run as an independent in the 2024 general elections, according to a source close to the news outlet.
According to the source, Alan Kyerematen’s bad performance at the Special Delegates Conference was extremely embarrassing given his contributions and sacrifices to the party.
One of the sources said, “I can confirm to you that Chief Alan is all set to announce his resignation from the NPP, and go independent. Unless there is a last-minute change of mind, he will resign from the party and go independent.”
“What happened in the Special Delegates Conference last month was really not good. The way the party voted was disappointing. It was really humiliating that considering all he has done and his stature in the party, he was third behind Kennedy Agyapong. Since he is not valued, he will resign and go independent and pay back the party,” the source added.
The source, however, revealed that “a significant number of Alan Kyerematen’s allies across the country are not in favor of his decision to go independent and they have refused to be part of it,” 3news reported.
Prior to the primary election on November 4, 2023, Alan Kyerematen declared his exit from the run for president.
He withdrew from the campaign due to intimidation of his followers and harsh treatment of one of his agents in the North East Region.
According to official results released by the Electoral Commission, Bawumia received 629 votes to win the Special Delegates Conference. This amounted to 68.15% of all legitimate votes cast throughout the 17 centers.
Kennedy Agyapong, the MP for Assin Central, finished in second with 132 votes, or 14.3%, while Alan Kyerematen received 95 votes, or 10.29%.