The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) says former Trade Minister, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen‘s decision to resign from the party was premeditated.
The most disappointing part of his decision was that he failed to engage party executives ahead of his announcement on Monday in Accra.
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) asserts that it supports Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen’s decision to leave the party.
While accepting that the party acknowledges Mr. Kyerematen’s decision, Justin Frimpong Kodua, the NPP’s general secretary, expressed regret that the party’s leadership had not been informed in advance of the news before it was made public during a press conference on Monday, September 25.
Given that Mr. Kyerematen resigned through a press conference, Kodua characterized his choice as “pre-meditated.”
“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.
“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 declared his intention to run as an independent candidate in the 2024 elections.