Alan Kyeremanten has officially resigned from the New Patriotic Party. He has announced that he will be contesting the 2024 General Elections as an Independent Candidate.
Alan Kyeremanten made this revelation while addressing the media on Monday at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra. Alan Kyeremanten added that the party has treated his supporters as outcasts and has designed to resign from the party. He will contest as an Independent candidate with a Butterfly logo.
Alan Kyeremanten To Contest 2024 General Elections As Independent Candidate
A few weeks ago, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen officially withdrew from the Flagbearership Race of the New Patriotic Party. According to many, it was a sign of his resignation from the NPP.
“In light of the foregoing, I wish to confirm that I am honourably 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,” he added.
Mr. Kyerematen who placed third in the party’s August 26 special delegates conference said he opted out of the race following the intimidation of agents.
He also said the race seems to be deliberately skewed to favour one of the candidates.
“The level of intimidation of varying intensity, directly and indirectly, unleashed on a significant number of Delegates at various Voting Centers across the sixteen regions, is unprecedented in the history of our Party.”
Alan Kyeremanten’s run as an Independent Candidate is going to make it difficult to the NPP in the Ashanti region which remains its world bank in terms of votes.
“In addition, the fact that my Polling Agent in the North East region has suffered severe damage to his eyesight, arising from his bold and courageous effort to ensure compliance with the very rules and regulations for the conduct of the elections as approved by the Presidential Elections Committee, will forever remain a dark spot in the history of internal elections within the Party.
This incident and various acts of violence and collusion, reported in other Voting Centers, 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.”
This implies that four persons are left in the race, which is set for November 4.
Alan Kyeremanten and his Independent Candidate dream is an indication of bigger cracks in the NPP as the party gets ready for its all-important flagbearer-ship elections in November.