Ashanti Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also known as “Chairman Wontumi” says the party over pampered former Trade and Industry Minister for far too long when he was in the party.

The NPP’s founding member on Monday, September 25, 2023, announced his resignation from the NPP to contest the 2024 general election as an independent Presidential candidate.

But reacting to the resignation, Chairman Wontumi said Alan is one person who has benefited very much from the NPP.

“Alan Kyeremanteng is one of the people who have benefited well in NPP he alleged. When President Kuffour appointed him as Minister of Trade and Industry, he really enjoyed his wife, Children and his family. We will not shut up. I will speak even though our general secretary has directed we shouldn’t speak about his resignation. I will deal with Alan.’’

Chairman Wontumi also refuted claims by Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen that some nameless party officials in higher positions had targeted his supporters and that things have been skewed in favour of one aspirant.

“Nothing has been skewed to favor Dr. Mohamadu Bawumia. We support Bawumia because he is the most credible candidate among all the aspirants. The one district one factory project was never an idea of Alan. It was Gifty Ohene Kunadu’s idea that Alan should give us a break’’ he disclosed.

He explained that Alan is just not popular in the NPP “the just ended NPP’s special delegate’s conference. Alan claimed he was cheated, which is false. Why did Kennedy Agyapong pull more votes than him? Bawumia never cheated you, but the King makers rejected him simple’’.

Chairman Wontumi added that “This party will protect Dr. Mahamadu like we did for Nana Akufo Addo before during and after election 2024 we will do everything possible to make sure Dr Bawumia is elected as our flag bearer and win the 2024 elections. Jesus Christ started with 72 disciples, but he ended with 12 people. Even with the 12 Judas betrayed him so Alan can go.”

Public reactions in Kumasi

Electorates and some NPP supporters in the Ashanti region are divided over Alan’s second resignation from the NPP. They believed the leadership of the party had not treated him well.

However, it’s not automatic that he will make a significant impact in the upcoming elections until he formally launches his policies (manifesto) ahead of the 2024 general elections.

Source: Justice Bediako