The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) asserts that it supports Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen’s choice to leave the party.
While accepting that the party recognizes Mr. Kyerematen’s decision, Justin Frimpong Koduah, the NPP’s general secretary, expressed concern in the lack of prior notice to the party’s leadership before the public announcement.
Given that Mr. Kyerematen resigned via a news conference, Koduah called the decision “pre-meditated.”
“The disappointing part is the mode in which he resigned from the party, which was through a press conference, without prior notice to the party. The party wants to believe that his decision to hold a press conference to resign, without first informing the party, suggests that he made a pre-meditated irrevocable decision to resign from the party.
“It pre-emphasises that when the Chairman of the party, [Stephen Ntim], on behalf of the party had a meeting with him after the August delegates conference in an attempt to bring all the ten aspirants together, he didn’t portray any sign of resigning from the party, let alone going independent.
“The NPP acknowledge Mr Kyerematen’s contributions to our party’s growth and development over the years. We respect his decision and extend our gratitude for the services rendered to the NPP and mother Ghana,” the General Secretary of NPP underscored.
The former Trade and Industry Minister resigned from the NPP on Monday, September 25, and announced his decision to contest the 2024 polls as an independent candidate.
Mr Kyerematen complained about supposed divisiveness in the NPP and alleged hostile attacks on himself and his supporters for more than a decade now.