Alan Resigns From NPP: Agyarko Says Many Supporters Already Resigned From Party In Their Hearts

Alan Resigns From NPP: Agyarko Says Many Supporters Already Resigned From Party In Their Hearts

  • Boakye Agyarko has sounded a warning to the NPP following the resignation of Alan Kyerematen from the party
  • Agyarko posted on Facebook on Wednesday, September 27, that there are many members of the party who have resigned from the party in their hearts
  • He said it was time for the party to examine itself and work towards staying true to the tenets and values of the UP tradition

Former energy minister, Boakye Agyarko, has said Alan Kyerematen's resignation should be a wake-up call for the party to address pains other members of the party may be harbouring.

He posted on Facebook on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, that the unfortunate departure of Kyerematen from the party must prompt the leadership to do deep introspection.

"How about the many who harbour similar and maybe more petulant sentiments in their hearts but are not openly expressing same? " he quizzed.

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Alan Resigns From NPP: Agyarko Says Many Supporters Already Resigned From Party In Their Hearts
NPP supporters at an event (L) and Boakye Agyarko. Source: Facebook/@bkagyarko1
Source: Facebook

He said there are many in the party today who have "resigned in their hearts and are only waiting to walk away from us at the ballot box".

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Time to smoothen ruffled feathers

Boakye, who recently stepped down from a presidential primary over the party's decision to limit voting to the NPP council of elders said Alan Kyerematen's resignation should trigger reconciliation.

"Now is the time to smoothen ruffled feathers and assuage wounded sentiments across the length and breadth of our party," he stated.

He said now is the time for the party to examine itself if indeed the party has been true and faithful to the tenets and values of the UP tradition.

"These must become the urgent task ahead of us," he stressed.

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Alan Kyerematen explains why he didn't criticise Akufo-Addo

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that Alan Kyerematen has explained why he did not criticise the Akufo-Addo government when he was a minister.

Kyerematen said it was not appropriate for him to criticise the government because it was facing other challenges.

Kyeremanten was the Minister for Trade and Industry under the Akufo-Addo government but resigned to contest the presidency.

NPP stalwart Kwadwo Mpiani blames Akufo-Addo for party's problems

Also, NPP elder Kwadwo Mpiani has said Nana Akufo-Addo's control of all party affairs is the cause of its current problem.

He blamed the deliberate removal of Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyapong from the party as the start of NPP's problems.

His comments follow the resignation of party founder Alan Kyerematen and his decision to run as an independent candidate in 2024.

Chairman Wontumi blasts Alan Kyerematen

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In other news, the Ashanti Region chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has taken a swipe at Alan Kyerematen.

Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontomi, accused Kyerematen of being sympathetic to the National Democratic Congress.

Chairman Wontomi believes Kyerematen’s political career is over and outlined five failings of the former minister.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.