The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has officially addressed Alan Kyerematen's decision to break away from the party.
At a press conference on Tuesday, General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Koduah said the former Trade Minister's decision to resign from the party was premeditated.
According to him, Alan failed to engage party executives ahead of his announcement on Monday in Accra. A decision they find disappointing.
“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 Party added that it respects the decision of Alan Kyerematen to resign from the party.
“The NPP acknowledges 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.