Former presidential aspirant of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Alan Kyeremanten has said that his decision to contest as an independent presidential candidate will not ruin the party.
Mr Kyeremanten said this while announcing his resignation from the party at a press conference on September 25.
“I wish to use this opportunity to assure the rank and file of the New Patriotic Party that I still cherish my relationship with you, and I am committed to the ideals of the founding fathers of the party.
“My decision to contest as an Independent Candidate will not destroy the party but rather provide the party an opportunity to participate in a government of national unity in the future and avoid the risk of going into opposition with no dividends in what arguably will be a difficult general election in 2024. You can vote for your preferred choice of NPP,” he said.
He also assured the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), “If elected as President, I will also be President for NDC”.
Alan Kyerematen’s decision has sent shockwaves through the political landscape, with some political analysts predicting his decision will reduce NPP’s chances of retaining power in 2024.