According to prominent pollster Ben Ephson, Alan Kyerematen’s resignation from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) may help to promote party cohesion.
A month after withdrawing from the NPP’s presidential primaries, the former trade minister Alan Kyerematen recently decided to leave the party, citing bias as his reason.
Alan Kyerematen recently made his decision to run as an independent in the 2024 presidential elections known during a news conference held in Accra.
He made the decision to become an independent because he thought the NPP, a party he had been affiliated with since 1992, no longer represented the fundamental principles of the party as he had known them.
Ben Ephson, a pollster, expressed his opinion on the “Big Bulletin” show on AsaaseRadio by saying, “It could ginger people in the party to campaign more and vote to prove that nobody in the party can be bigger than the party.”
Ben Ephson went on to discuss Kyerematen’s political background, pointing out that according to the records, he has never run for office. People who have been previously indifferent toward the NPP now owe their devotion to the party rather than to specific individuals.
In order to reiterate the idea that no one should be thought of as bigger than the party, he said that Kyerematen’s resignation might unintentionally have the effect of encouraging unity within the NPP.