In a recent turn of events within the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, the former General Secretary of the party, has openly expressed his disapproval of former party member Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen’s decision to resign. Boadu did not mince words, labeling Kyerematen’s rationale for departure as “unjustifiable.”
Boadu’s critique of Kyerematen’s resignation extended to characterizing it as “regrettable.” He pointed out that within the ranks of the NPP, there are individuals who harbor even deeper grievances than Kyerematen and Boakye Agyarko, a former energy minister. These individuals, according to Boadu, have chosen to persevere in their commitment to the party’s cause.
During a candid interview on Eyewitness News, Boadu underscored that Kyerematen and Agyarko should consider themselves fortunate to have been appointed to prominent positions, juxtaposing their situations with a broader context within the NPP. He highlighted the multitude of party members who have never been afforded such opportunities.
Boadu also reminisced about his own experience of losing an election but refraining from complaints or resignations within the party. He chastised Kyerematen for what he perceived as a failure to acknowledge the prestige and recognition that being a member of the NPP had conferred upon him over the years.
“It’s regrettable, it shouldn’t have gotten to where it got to. All that he [Alan] has said is not sufficient for him to resign. There are a lot of people who have toiled for this party, who have worked on the grounds, campaigned, spent their monies on the party, and sacrificed their careers for the survival and achievements of this party over the years. They have never been made ministers before, they have never gotten any appointments before.
He added, “I agree with him [Boakye Agyarko] that there are a lot more people harbouring more bitter pain than what he thinks Alan Kyerematen harbours. For the past 7 seven years he [Alan] was a minister of state, how many of those people who work in the party have become ministers of state? If Alan harbours bitter sentiments, then there are others who are harbouring more bitter sentiments than he’s harbouring.
“So if everybody who has toiled wants to harbour sentiments, all of us will harbour sentiments. So it’s not as if it’s a threat to anybody, the people must also recognise that they have the names because of NPP, if not they were nobody. They are people who are more bitter than they are. If ministers are harbouring sentiments, then all of us including me John Boadu are harbouring bitter experiences, but the party is supreme. I lost an election last year, have I cried to anybody for a position? Or going independent?”.
He entreated the party leadership to concentrate on its activities without being distracted.
“I think the party needs to concentrate on its activities and move on. The party is resilient, it has gone through tough times before. The vacuum created may be a catalyst of strength for the party. I don’t think we need to waste our time responding to some of these issues,” he said.