Alan Kyerematen has officially resigned from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) with immediate effect.
He [Alan Kyerematen] further declared that he will run for the office of the President of the Republic of Ghana as an independent candidate.
He made this announcement today, September 25, 2023 at a press conference in Accra.
According to him, he joined the New Patriotic Party at the very beginning of its establishment as a Founding Member, believing in its core values and the long-standing traditions of its antecedents, predicated on fairness, equity, probity, accountability, and transparency.
He further indicated that he has devoted the best part of his professional career to serving the Party, and still believes in the vision of the founding fathers of the Party.
“However, the NPP as it exists now has very little resemblance to the Party that I joined in 1992 and helped to nurture,” he stated.
According to him, “the Party [NPP] has been hijacked by a selected group of Party leaders and elders, government appointees, behind the curtain power brokers and some unscrupulous Party apparatchiks”
“It was my fervent wish to use the vehicle of the Party to bring my God-given talents, experience, and knowledge acquired both locally and internationally over a period of 46 years, to serve our dear nation, Ghana at the highest level of executive authority,” he stated.
He further noted that despite the above, it is abundantly clear to him that his services and contributions to the Party are not appreciated and that his continuous stay in the Party will create further tension and division, which is an exact replay of the circumstances that led to his decision to resign from the Party in 2008.
He further declared that “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.”
Alan Kyerematen had withdrawn from the party’s presidential race on September 5, 2023. He announced this decision to withdraw from the Presidential race of the NPP in a statement dated September 5, 2023, in which he catalogued a number of incidents he said occasioned the party’s Super Delegates Conference.