- The leadership of the NPP has thanked Alan Kyerematen for his service to the party over the years
- NPP General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong, however, said that Alan's claim that one candidate is being favoured in the presidential primary is false
- The governing party held a press conference on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, to address Alan Kyerematen's sudden resignation from the party
The NPP has responded to Alan Kyerematen's decision to leave the party and has thanked him for his service over the years.
During a short press conference held in Accra on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, NPP General Secretary Justin Kodua Frimpong said it was unfortunate that Kyerematen would leave the party.
"His sudden resignation shows that it was premeditated. When the National Chairman visited him on behalf of the party after the August 26 Special Electoral College in an attempt to bring all the 10 aspirants together, he did not portray any sign of resigning from the party," he said.
He, however, said Alan Kyerematen's claim that the NPP's presidential primary is being conducted to favour a particular candidate is false.
Alan Kyerematen resigns from NPP
Kyerematen said will run for president as an independent candidate in the 2024 general election.
But the Head of Polls at Global InfoAnalytics, Mussa Dankwah, told YEN.com.gh this would be a blow to Vice President Bawumia.
NPP MPs abandon Alan after decision to leave party
In an interesting twist, New Patriotic Party MPs are coming out to cut political ties with Alan Kyerematen following his resignation from the party.
Mpreaeso MP, Davis Ansah Opoku, said over 20 NPP MPs who supported Kyerematen were sticking with the NPP.
"Final nail in the NPP’s coffin": Pollster says party's chances in 2024 polls over after Alan's resignation
The Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei-Asare, distanced herself from Kyerematen’s decision to leave the NPP.
Mahama mocks Bawumia for stealing his manifesto promise to build mortuaries in Zongo communities
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that NDC flagbearer for the 2024 election John Dramani Mahama has said Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has made a U-turn about his 'Muslim mortuaries' promise.
Dr Bawumia shot down the proposal to build morgues in Muslim communities in 2020, saying the communities need schools and not morgues.
But according to Mahama, the Vice President is going about commissioning similar specialised morgues in Muslim communities.
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