John Boadu, a former general secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has condemned Alan Kyerematen’s choice to leave the organization.
John Boadu claims that Alan Kyerematen’s claimed justifications for quitting the party are unfounded.
Speaking in an interview with Citi TV, he argued that while some NPP members have devoted their time and energy to the party’s cause, campaigning, investing their resources, and forgoing their careers for the party’s success, many of them—unlike him (Kyerematen)—have not been elevated to a position of a minister.
He used himself as an example of someone who lost a party election while remaining devoted to the NPP while facing defeat. He expressed disappointment that Kyerematen had decided to leave for what he believed to be insufficient justifications.
“It’s regrettable, it shouldn’t have gotten to where it got to. All that he has said is not sufficient for him to resign.”
“If ministers are harboring sentiments, then all of us, including me, John Boadu, are harboring bitter experiences, but the party is supreme.
“I lost an election last year, have I cried to anybody for a position? Or going independent?” he added.
Alan Kyerematen’s decision to run as an independent candidate came on September 25, when he officially resigned from the NPP.
This move followed his withdrawal from the NPP’s flagbearer race, which reportedly stemmed from challenges encountered during a Super Delegates Conference held within the party in August 2023.
In his official statement regarding his resignation and independent candidacy, Alan Kyerematen stated, “Under the circumstances and given the context, I am honorably resigning from the New Patriotic Party to contest the high office of the presidency in 2024 as an independent presidential candidate.”