[BREAKING NEWS]: Alan Kyerematen Goes Independent
Presidential aspirant Alan Kyerematen has resigned from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to pursue his political ambitions as an independent candidate in the 2024 general elections.
Mr Kyerematen announced his decision at a press conference on Monday, September 25, citing mistreatment from the NPP.
“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,” he said at a press conference on Monday, September 25.
Mr Kyerematen stated that his intention to go independent will allow him to lead a new movement for change in Ghana that will benefit the citizens, especially the youth.
“To actualise this goal, I will establish and lead a new MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE in Ghana. The brand logo for the MOVEMENT is the Monarch Butterfly, which politically symbolises change and transformation, hope, and positivity. It also communicates strength, endurance, spirituality, and trust, which are key traits that I cherish as a Political Leader. In Akan, it is known as Afrafranto. The brand motto of the MOVEMENT is “Ghana Will Rise Again,” which symbolises hope for the future of Ghana”.
It will be recalled that Mr. Kyerematen withdrew from the NPP presidential race, citing electoral irregularities, unfair treatment, and bias during the NPP super delegates’ conference.
Alan Kyerematen’s performance in the initial selection process, which aimed to choose five candidates for the main election in November, surprised many.
He was considered a primary contender against Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia but placed third after Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong, securing 95 votes, equivalent to 10.82% of the total votes cast.
This is the second time Mr. Kyerematen has quit from the NPP.
After losing in the 2007 presidential primary and what he subsequently described as being sidelined, Alan, in 2008, resigned from the NPP in a similar move but was politically coerced and later rejoined the party.