Alan Kyerematen, former Minister of Trade and Industry and New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer aspirant, has been warned by Osei Kyei-Mensa-Bonsu, Member of Parliament for the Suame seat in the Ashanti Region.
Alan Kyerematen, according to the Majority Leader, must stay faithful to the party in order to keep his political relevance.
In an interview on Okay FM on September 6, 2023, he warned Alan against starting his own political party, claiming that doing so would be the end of Kyerematen’s political career.
When asked about Alan’s September 5 announcement that he was resigning from the NPP flagbearership campaign for unspecified reasons, the Majority Leader responded:
“What he did in 2008, he came back, and he was able to regain his relevance. Do you understand? So, it depends on what he does after pulling out. It depends on his actions from now on for him to remain faithful to the cause of the party and be cautious with his steps.
“If he does that, I believe he will still remain relevant to the party. I have heard rumors that others are claiming he is going to form his own party, and if something of that sort is going to happen, I believe that is when you can say that his political career may come to an end.
“But I don’t want to believe that, and I don’t think he thinks that way for now. So, as I am saying, I believe that his actions leading up to 2024 will determine his continued relevance to the party.”
On September 5, 2023, Alan Kyerematen announced his retirement from the NPP campaign.
He cited a variety of reasons for his decision, including alleged delegate harassment during the Super Delegates Conference on August 26, 2023.