On the New Day program on TV3 on September 27, Alan Kyerematen said to Berla Mundi, “I have been very strategic about how I have positioned myself over the years”.
Alan Kyerematen, a former trade minister, has stated that he wanted to run for president of the country using the New Patriotic Party (NPP), but he had to leave the party because to internal issues.
As president of Ghana, he claimed to have been a strategic politician all these years and wanted the NPP to profit from his insights.
He claimed that in order to persuade Ghanaians on his vision, he must currently campaign independently.
He continued, “I would have preferred to use the party, but for a variety of reasons, I have determined that I will go directly to the people of Ghana.
In order to run as an independent presidential candidate in the 2024 elections, Mr. Kyerematen, who finished third in the NPP’s super delegates conference on August 26, announced his withdrawal from the party on Monday, September 25.
He had previously left the NPP in 2007 but then returned, so this was his second time doing so.
Mr. Kyerematen claimed that his resignation was motivated by the realization that the party no longer need his contributions.
He claimed that this came after the party had treated his supporters harshly.
But the New Patriotic Party (NPP) leadership has denied accusations that a small group of individuals have taken control of the party.
On Monday, September 25, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen announced his resignation from the party and his decision to run as an independent during a news conference.
Alan alleged that a “selected group of Party leaders and elders, as well as government appointees behind the curtain power brokers,” had “hijacked” the party.
Nevertheless, in response to him on Tuesday, September 26, NPP General Secretary Justin Koduah rejected the statement.
“Ladies and gentlemen, the leadership of the Party equally disagrees with assertions made by Mr. Kyerematen on page eight (8) of his resignation address that ‘the Party has been hijacked by a selected group of Party leaders and elders, and government appointees behind the curtain power brokers’.”