Hon. Alan John Kyerematen withdraws from the 2024 NPP Presidential candidate race which was scheduled to be held on 4th November, 2023.
According to him, he has withdrawn from the race given the strategically planned intimidation and pronouncements made by top party officials before and after the super delegates’ election.
In a press release sighted by Ghanaeducation.org, he indicated “I wish to confirm that I am honorably withdrawing from the process that will lead to the presidential primaries to be held on the 4th of November 2023.”
He described the NPP as a party that has become violent and that he can not guarantee the safety of those who work with him.
He furthered that the party has skewed the super delegates election using intimitadation and other tartics that favour a particular candidate.
“The level of intimidation of varying intensity directly and indirectly and list on Acer quick a significant number of delegates at various voting centres across the 16 regions is unprecedented in the history of our party” The statement indicated
Alan Kyerematen withdraws from 2024 NPP Presidential Candidate Race- Full Press Release
On Sunday the 27th of August 2023 I issued a public statement which made reference to the selection and shortlisting of Presidential aspirants by the special electoral College convened by the new patriotic party NPP on the 26 of August 2023.
After having carefully analysed the results of the said elections it is absolutely clear to me from events leading to during and after the elections that the special delegates conference was strategically and tactically skewed in favour of one particular Aspirant.
The pronouncement made by some leading members of the party both before and after the elections also lend weight to my observations.
The level of intimidation of varying intensity directly and indirectly and list on Acer quick a significant number of delegates at various voting centres across the 16 regions is unprecedented in the history of our party in addition the fact that my pulling agent in the North East region has suffered severe damage to his eyesight arising from his bold and courageous efforts to ensure compliance with the very rules and regulations for the conduct of the elections as approved by the presidential election committee will forever remain a dark spot in the history of internal elections within the party this incident and various acts of violence and collisions reported in other voting centres are appalling unconscionable and despicable.
I am committed to and value the safety of those who work with me and for me and I will always fight for their interest
The question I keep asking myself is how did we get here as a party in the first place and how far are we prepared to trade on this dangerous path to self-destruction.
Regrettably I am not convinced that the circumstances I have referred to earlier will persist or even as can be escalated in the next round of elections for which balloting is scheduled for Wednesday 5th of September 2023 in light of the foregoing
I wish to confirm that I am honorably withdrawing from the process that will lead to the presidential primaries to be held on the 4th of November 2023.
In the next upcoming weeks, I will provide an indication of the role that I will play in politics in Ghana after consultations with my family and other well-wishers, various stakeholders and interest groups.
I wish all the other aspirants well as they continue on their journey I also wish to use this opportunity to express my profound gratitude once again to my family.
The Alan 4 President (A4P) campaign team and all my teeming supporters in Ghana and from around the world who have supported me in diverse ways over the past over the years.
Please be assured that the battle is still the Lord’s and that those who wait upon the Lord shall have their strength renewed God bless our Homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong.