Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential challenger Alan Kyerematen has decided to compete as an independent candidate in the 2024 elections, according to Deputy Finance Minister Abena Osei-Asare and Member of Parliament for Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro constituency Sylvester Tetteh.
Osei-Asare and Tetteh were enthusiastic supporters of Alan Kyerematen’s ambition to head the NPP as flagbearer, but have now reiterated their support for the NPP and declared their opposition to Kyerematen’s independent candidacy.
Davis Ansah Opoku (OPK) of Mpraeso, another fervent pro-Alan MP, stated in a statement that his former principal had abandoned party allegiance and unity.
“The decision is deeply disappointing.” It is a disappointing departure from the core norms of party loyalty and unity that underpin our political process. “The NPP has always thrived on the strength of its agreement and the collective support of its members,” read part of his message.
Abena Osei-Asare, who maintained a personal and professional contact with Kyerematen, stated unequivocally her devotion to the NPP and its beliefs.
In a press release, she said, “First and foremost, while I enjoy both a personal and professional relationship with Hon. Alan Kyerematen, characterized by mutual respect and a shared commitment to our nation’s progress, I must respectfully distance myself from his recent choice.”