The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has disclosed that one of its founding members and stalwart, Alan Kyerematen resigned from the party without prior notice to the party.
“The party wants to believe that by his decision to hold a press conference to resign without first informing the leadership of the party suggests that he made a premeditated and irrevocable decision to resign from the party.
“It needs emphasizing that when the National Chairman visited him on behalf of the party after the August 26 electoral college in an attempt to bring all the ten aspirants together, he did not portray any sign of resigning from the party, let alone going independent. The New Patriotic Party acknowledges Mr Kyerematen’s contribution to the party and development over the years. We respect his decision and extend our gratitude for the services rendered to the NPP and Mother Ghana,” General Secretary of the party, Justin Frimpong Kodua said at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
Mr Alan Kyerematen, a long-standing member of the party on Monday, 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.
But commenting further, the NPP General Secretary urged its members who supported Alan Kyerematen, to continue supporting the NPP to win the upcoming 2024 general election.
“To all party faithful who were hitherto supporting Mr Alan Kyerematen by virtue of his membership of the party, though it is disappointing and distressing, we urge you to continue supporting the party in our to break the 8. Together we shall overcome challenges and together we shall achieve success.
“We urge all party faithful to remain committed, dedicated and resolute in the ongoing voters registration exercise. We shouldn’t lose focus, together we shall preserve and together we shall succeed. Indeed, we are the NPP, and the elephant is our winning symbol.”