Alan Kyerematen Resigns from NPP to Pursue 2024 Presidential Bid as Independent Candidate
Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, a former Minister of Trade and Industry in Ghana, has announced his resignation in the ufrom the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and his intent to run as an independent candidate in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
In a press conference held in Accra on Monday, September 25, 2023, Kyerematen emphasized that his decision aims to reshape the political landscape of Ghana, transcending the traditional dominance of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Alan Kyerematen’s decision to part ways with the NPP stems from his conviction that the party failed to address his concerns and those of his dedicated supporters. He lamented the lack of fairness within the party, particularly towards individuals who openly endorsed his leadership.
In explaining his motivation for pursuing an independent candidacy, Alan Kyerematen, popularly known as Alan Cash, asserted,
“This move is poised to dismantle the divisive partisanship that has characterized governance in Ghana, ultimately bringing an end to the ‘winner takes all’ political paradigm.”
He further articulated the pressing need for internal reforms within political parties, including the implementation of the ‘One Man One Vote’ (OMOV) system to ensure inclusivity and curtail the pervasive influence of money in politics.
Kyerematen’s decision has garnered attention and speculation, raising questions about the potential impact of his independent candidacy on Ghana’s political landscape. As the 2024 presidential election approaches, political observers and citizens alike will be closely watching the evolving dynamics, anticipating the potential shift in Ghana’s political status quo.