Former trade minister and stalwart of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has announced his resignation from the party and has declared his intention to run as an independent candidate in the upcoming 2024 elections.
Kyerematen’s decision has sent shockwaves through the political landscape, as he has been a steadfast member of the NPP for many years.
Kyerematen, a seasoned politician, is widely recognized for his contributions to the NPP and his roles in various government positions.
However, at a press conference held in Accra on Monday, September 25, Mr Kyerematen noted that “it is abundantly clear to me, that my services and contributions to the Party are not appreciated, and that my continuous stay in the Party will create further tension and division, which is an exact replay of circumstances that led to my decision to resign from the Party in 2008.
“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.
His candidacy as an independent presents a unique challenge to the established political order in Ghana, with the potential to reshape the political landscape.
This is the second time Mr. Kyerematen has quit from the NPP.