All Peoples Congress (APC) founder Hassan Ayariga criticized Alan Kyerematen for his Movement for Change platform, which Mr. Kyerematen intends to further if elected president as an independent candidate.
Mr. Ayariga voiced the opinion that Mr. Kyerematen, a former minister of commerce, is part of the issue plaguing the country because he was a member of the administration that steered the nation into its current difficulties.
Mr. Ayariga said that rather than truly wanting to see constructive change for the country, Kyerematen’s Movement for Change is more of a movement for self-interest.
He asserted that Mr. Kyerematen hasn’t changed fundamentally and is only luring followers to him at the risk of obliterating their political careers.
He stated that Kyerematen’s attempt to start a movement for change is not legitimate because he was a member of the leadership that helped to bring about the current status of the country in an interview on the Class Morning Show (CMS) on Class91.3FM.
What movement is he talking about, a movement of self-interest, that is what I see, not a movement for change, he said to show host Korku Lumor. “The person who created Movement for Change is among the persons that have messed up this country, he was among the leadership that has put us where we are,” he said.
“You are in a party and because you said you’re not treated fairly you jump out of the party and say you’ve formed a movement of change. Stay and became the leader of the party and introduce the movement of change [within] the NPP,” Mr Ayariga said.
This follows Mr. Alan Kyerematen’s resignation from the NPP effective September 25, 2023 and his decision to contest the 2024 presidential election as an independent candidate.
His announcement comes after he withdrew from the NPP’s flag bearer race citing alleged intimidation and abuse of his supporters among others.
Delivering his address Mr. Kyerematen noted that even though he conducted himself well in the party in the lead up to the super delegates’ conference, the decision of the NPP’s national council was unmeritorious and unconstitutional.