Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, has urged the leadership of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to reach out to former stalwart of the party, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, in an effort to convince him to return to the party.
Mr. Kyerematen resigned from the NPP in September and declared his intention to lead a movement as an independent candidate.
The Suame MP believes that an overture to Mr. Kyerematen may resolve all issues.
“I think that every effort must be made, even if it’s a one percent possibility, let’s see what will come out of it. We are talking about Alan’s situation, where we are saying that let’s still engage if he will come back. To now go into specifics will be a difficulty, it may hamper the reconciliation I’m suggesting. It’s possible to bring him back,” the Majority Leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs opined in a media interview.
The former Minister for Trade and Industry announced his decision to break away from the party and run as an independent candidate in the upcoming 2024 elections on September 25th.
He cited intimidation against his supporters and the party being hijacked by a select few.
Mr. Kyerematen’s decision sent shockwaves through the political landscape, as he has been a steadfast member of the NPP for many years.
Mr. Kyerematen is a seasoned politician who is widely recognized for his contributions to the NPP and his roles in various government positions.