Alan Kyeremanten’s departure from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and his decision to run for president as an independent have prompted a response from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He cannot claim to be trying to fix the issues that he helped to cause in the country, according to the NDC. The NDC emphasized that Alan Kyeremanten lacked the necessary qualifications to serve as president of the nation.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) underlined in a statement written by National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi that Alan Kyeremanten has played a significant role in the present NPP administration of President Akufo-Addo and is unable to escape the country’s ongoing economic difficulties.
“…The point has to be made forcefully, that Alan is not a viable alternative to the failed incumbent NPP government.*
As a Cabinet Minister responsible for Trade and Industry and a member of the Economic Management team from 2017-2023, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng actively participated in the destruction of the economy into the mess it is today.
Under his watch, the Komenda Sugar Factory was abandoned to rot for almost six (6) years. Growth of the manufacturing sector declined significantly and businesses were suffocated by the bad policies of his Ministry and government leading to several job losses,” the statement said.
The NDC however acknowledged that Alan Kyeremanten was justified to resign even given the happenings in the party.
“It is an indisputable fact, that Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng has not been treated fairly by his party, the NPP. The NPP under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo has never been truly democratic.
There is no way Alan could have gotten a modicum of fairness or justice in the ongoing presidential primaries of the NPP under the leadership of the despotic tyrant, Akufo-Addo who is hellbent on installing his puppet as his successor and continues to oppress persons who disagree with him. Former NPP National Chairman, Paul Afoko and former General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong come to mind readily.
I understand Alan’s pain and do empathize with him. He and his supporters have continuously been victims of intimidation, unprovoked harassment and violence. His resignation from the NPP is therefore understandable,” the statement explained.
Today, September 25, 2023, Alan Kyeremanten announced his resignation from the NPP and the formation of the Movement for Change, with which he aspires to be the President of Ghana and therefore will contest in the 2024 general elections as an independent presidential candidate.