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I am a loyal patriot - Catherine Afeku distances herself from Alan Kyerematen

By Vincent Ashitey
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Former Tourism Minister, Catharine Afeku has distanced herself from Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen's resignation from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Catharine Afeku who played an active role in the Alan for President Campaign in the NPP’s Presidential primaries says she remains a member of the NPP and will not join any other political party.

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Speaking to journalists in Accra, Madam Afeku said she would continue to serve as a member of the NPP.

“I am a loyal patriot, and I am in the party [NPP]. The party is supreme. We are the NPP,” she stated.

She becomes the second person to openly ditch Alan Kyeremanten after Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei-Asare.

Abena Osei-Asare, the Member of Parliament for Atiwa East on Monday distanced herself from Alan’s decision to contest the 2024 polls as an independent candidate.

In a press statement, Ms. Osei-Asare said her decision to distance herself from Alan was because her “dedication to the New Patriotic Party is deep-seated, rooted in our shared values and vision for a prosperous Ghana. The NPP’s strength has always been its unity and our ability to work together for the common good of our country.” 

The deputy minister and other MPs like Davis Ansah Opoku, the MP for Mpraeso and Sylvester Tetteh, the MP for  Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro, are some of the NPP MPs who supported Alan’s bid to lead the NPP.

Alan Kyerematen on September 25 announced his departure from the New Patriotic Party barely a month after withdrawing from the party’s flagbearer race.

He subsequently announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election as an independent candidate.