Former NPP flagbearer candidate Alan Kyerematen has come under fire from Bernard Antwi Boasiako, Chairman Wontumi, the NPP’s Ashanti Regional Chairman.
His criticism is in response to Kyerematen’s choice to leave the party and run as an independent in the elections of 2024.
Chairman Wontumi voiced his displeasure with Kyerematen, saying that the NPP had given the former minister many chances and that he now came off as unappreciative of the organization that had fostered his political career.
On September 26, 2023, he said in an interview on Wontumi TV that despite Alan Kyerematen’s quiet about criticism of the opposition while they were in power, he had still been provided with a position inside the party that catered to the interests of him and his family.
“It is about fear that is why Alan Kyerematen has left the party, sometime back, he claimed that Akufo-Addo was old, the sole reason he should be allowed to contest for the presidency.
“Fortunately, or unfortunately, now he is also grown, because at that time, Akufo-Addo was 70 years old, and now he is also 70 years old. Now, you are grown, Alan. You are 70. He has grown and turned into a butterfly,” Wontumi stressed.
Wontumi criticized Alan Kyerematen for his perceived lack of support for the NPP during the opposition’s tenure.
“For you, Alan, we have never seen you criticizing the NDC before. You have never criticized the NDC before, despite all the dumsor (power outages) that we experienced and Mahama’s issues.”
He added “But the party gave you a position for you to be able to take care of your wife and children. Now, all of you understand English even better than me. Your wife speaks better English than me now; she speaks it more fluently than Wontumi. Now, NDC members are speaking for you.”