The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has refuted accusations that Alan Kyerematen, a previous candidate for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) banner, has discussed partnering with the party in advance of the general elections in 2024.
This is in response to a report in the Ghanaian Times that Mr. Kyerematen is considering partnering with the CPP’s Ivor Kobina Greenstreet for the general elections of 2024.
According to the publication, discussions about a potential partnership have already begun between the two-time CPP candidate and the former minister of trade and industry.
In order to facilitate the campaign, it was also claimed that Mr. Kyerematen had discussions with the leadership of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) and the Convention People’s Party, two political organizations that already have established structures.
A source said that discussions with the CPP were well along and that Mr. Kyerematen and Mr. Greenstreet would both be making announcements about their intentions soon.
The accusations made by the publication, according to CPP Chair Nana Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankuma, are fresh to the party.
No such conversation, according to her, has taken place between the two parties.
“I am the Chair and leader of the CPP, and I am not aware of a meeting between Alan and the CPP. Maybe, Alan is now thinking of such a meeting. None of the members of the Central Committee of the party knows anything about what has been put out by Ghanaians Times. I Chair the Central Committee of the party, nothing of such has come before me for discussion by leadership of the party she said.
If the claim is accurate, Mr. Greenstreet has chosen to go independent, according to Nana Frimpomaa.
“On the supposed meeting between Alan with Ivor Greenstreet, I think they may be thinking of going independent and not flagbearer and running mate of the CPP. Because Greenstreet is not the leader of the party. He is been a two-time flagbearer of the party, but in 2024, it’s a different ballgame. The CPP is about to elect its flagbearer, we are now in our organizational mode and rebranding to get the party to be viable,” she added.