The Ashanti regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka Chairman ‘Wontumi’ has directed all the 47 constituency Chairmen in the region to supervise the immediate removal of all Posters, flyers, Banners bearing the image of former Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen from various party offices and other vantage locations.

The directive follows the NPP founding member’s resignation which was announced at a press conference on Monday 25th September 2023 in Accra.

According to Chairman Wontumi, “in view of Hon. Alan Kyerematen’s resignation from the party all his posters, Banners, flyers, paraphernalias at our party offices in all the constituencies must be removed with immediate effect’’ a statement signed by Wontumi said.

He added “once Alan has forfeited his membership, it is fair and right that these items are removed from our offices’’ the statement explained.

Former Flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Alan Kyerematen on 25th September 2023 announced his resignation from the party to contest the 2024 Presidential election as an independent candidate.

According to him, the NPP as it exists now has very little resemblance to the party that he joined in 1992 as a founding member.

“I joined the New Patriotic Party at the very beginning of its establishment as a founding member believing in its core values and the long-standing traditions of its antecedents predicated on the principles of fairness, equity, probity, accountability and transparency. IO have devoted the best part of my professional career to serving the party and I still believe in the vision of the founding fathers of the party. However, the NPP as it exists now has very little resemblance to the party that I joined in 1992 and help develop.

“The party has been hijacked by selected group of party leaders and elders, government appointees behind the curtain power brokers and some unscrupulous party apparatchiks. It was my fervent wish to use the vehicle of the party to bring my God-given talent, experience and knowledge acquired local and international over a period of forty-six years to serve our nation Ghana at the highest level of executive authority.

“It is abundantly clear to me that my services and contributions to the party are not appreciated and that my continuous stay in the party will create further tension and division which is an exact replay of the circumstances that led to my decision to resign from the party in 2008. Under the circumstances, and given the contest provided, I wish to use this platform to announce that I am honorably resigning with immediate effect from the New Patriotic Party to contest for the high office of the President of the Republic of Ghana in the 2024 general election as an independent Presidential candidate,” the former Minister for Trade and Industry announced at a press conference in Accra on September 25, 2023.

The former Ghana Ambassador to the United States of America announced the establishment of a new Movement for Change in Ghana.

“The brand logo for the movement is the monarch Butterly which politically symbolizes change and transformation, hope and positivity. It also communicates strength, endurance, spirituality and trust which are all key traits I cherish as a political leader. The brand motto of the Movement is: Ghana Will Rise Again, which symbolizes hope for the future of Ghana. The new movement will be led and powered by the youth of Ghana.”

Alan Kyerematen who placed third in the party’s August 26 special delegates conference in a statement dated September 5, 2023, announced his decision to withdraw from the NPP Presidential primary slated for November 4.

He cited the intimidation of his agents and the fact that the race seems to be deliberately skewed to favour one of the candidates as reason to opt out of the race.

Source: Justice Bediako