The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it respects the decision of Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen to resign from the party.
In a press briefing on Tuesday, September 26, the General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Frimpong Koduah while acknowledging that the party accepts Mr Kyerematen’s decision, noted their disappointment in the lack of prior notification to the party’s leadership before the public announcement.
Koduah described Mr Kyerematen’s decision as ‘pre-meditated,’ given the mode of his resignation through a press conference.
“The disappointing part is the mode in which he resigned from the party, which was through a press conference, without prior notice to the party. The party wants to believe that his decision to hold a press conference to resign, without first informing the party, suggests that he made a pre-meditated irrevocable decision to resign from the party.”
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“It pre-emphasises that when the Chairman of the party, [Stephen Ntim], on behalf of the party had a meeting with him after the August delegates conference in an attempt to bring all the ten aspirants together, he didn’t portray any sign of resigning from the party, let alone going independent.”
“The NPP acknowledge Mr Kyerematen’s contributions to our party’s growth and development over the years. We respect his decision and extend our gratitude for the services rendered to the NPP and mother Ghana,” the General Secretary of NPP underscored.
The former Trade and Industry Minister resigned from the NPP on Monday, September 25, and announced his decision to contest the 2024 polls as an independent candidate.
Mr Kyerematen complained about supposed divisiveness in the NPP and alleged hostile attacks on himself and his supporters for more than a decade now.