The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has described as unfortunate the decision by the former Trade and Industry Minister Alan Kyerematen to resign from the party.
In a press release dated September 25, 2023, the General Secretary of the NPP, Justin Kodua Frimpong urged the rank and file of party to remain calm for an official address on the resignation scheduled for today, September 26 at 2 p.m.
“The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken notice of the unfortunate decision of Mr. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen, a long-standing member of the party to forfeit his membership and contest as an independent presidential candidate in the 2024 general election,” Mr. Kodua Frimpong stated.
Alan Kyerematen announced his resignation from the NPP on Monday and declared that he will contest the upcoming 2024 presidential election as an independent candidate.
To him, Ghana needs a new leader and not a new political party, hence his decision to contest as an independent candidate under the slogan, Movement For Change with Monarch butterfly as his logo.
“Under the circumstances and given the context provided, I wish to use this platform to announce that I am honourably 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 Elections, as an Independent Presidential Candidate.”
Kyerematen emphasized his commitment to addressing the pressing issues facing the country, including economic development, job creation, and social welfare. He stated that his decision to run as an independent candidate was driven by his belief that this approach would enable him to better serve the interests of the Ghanaian people.