An independent presidential candidate, Mr. Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen has taken a swipe at the leadership of his former party the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for describing his resignation as “clandestine.”
According to him his move to resign from the NPP which he is a founding member was not done in a clandestine manner.
Reacting to a presser held by the NPP’s General Secretary, Mr. Justin Kodua Frimpong on Tuesday 26, September 2023 a day after his resignation on Accra-based TV3 on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, the independent presidential candidate said he took a strong exception to the description of his resignation by the party’s leadership and some analysts as “clandestine.”
The NPP had earlier expressed disappointment in the medium through which Mr. Kyerematen resigned from the party.
The NPP General Secretary in his address told journalists on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at the party’s headquarters in Adabraka-Accra that the former leading member of the party resigning without first informing the party showed that Mr. Kyerematen’s decision was “premeditated”.
But Mr Kyerematen who announced his resignation at a press conference in Accra on Monday, September 25 said he notified the national chair of his intention to resign.
Prior to Mr Kyerematen’s decision on Monday, September 25, 2023, the National Chairman of the party, Mr. Stephen Ayesu Ntim, had visited him and held a crucial meeting with him.
The former Trade Minister is alleged to have assured Mr. Ayesu Ntim of his commitment to the party.
Story: Kwadwo BUABENG