Another member of Alan Kyerematen’s group has left the New Patriotic Party and joined the Bawumia campaign after he declared his intention to run as an independent candidate in the upcoming election.
On Monday, Alan Kyerematen officially announced that he was leaving the New Patriotic Party and gave a number of justifications for his change of heart.
“I joined the New Patriotic Party at the very beginning of its establishment as a Founding Member, believing in its core values and the long-standing traditions of its antecedents, predicated on fairness, equity, probity, accountability, and transparency.
“…the NPP as it exists now has very little resemblance to the Party that I joined in 1992 and helped to nurture. The Party has been hijacked by a selected group of Party leaders and elders, government appointees, ‘behind the curtain power brokers” and some unscrupulous Party apparatchiks”, he said at a press conference in Accra.
He also established that “it is abundantly clear” to him that his “services and contributions to the Party are not appreciated, and that my continuous stay in the Party will create further tension and division, which is an exact replay of circumstances that led to my decision to resign from the Party in 2008”.
Dickson Adomako Kissi, a member of Alan Kyerematen’s campaign team and an outspoken supporter of his candidacy to lead the NPP, has switched sides in light of Alan’s status as MP for the Anyaa Sowutuom seat.
He claims that he now backs Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for Vice President of the Republic.
“As it stands, the most likely option for me will be to support Vice President in a way…I will vote for the Vice President; I think that will be the most appropriate thing,” he told Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo” show.