During the Saturday, August 26, super delegates meeting in Kumasi, the team of former trade minister Alan Kyerematen, according to Bernard Antwi Boasiako (Chairman Wontumi), was accused of hooting at the majority leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.
The Majority Leader was hailed by the same individuals who then turned around and complained of intimidation, according to Chairman Wontumi, who finds it “perplexing.”
On August 30, he added, “I was there personally when the Majority Leader was coming and then Alan’s people were hooting at him, they were attacking him,” in a statement to journalists in Accra.
“If the same people nicodemously want to turn themselves to complain I find it very perplexing. We have had a good successful peaceful election.”
Recall that Mr. Alan Kyerematen, who finished third in the delegate conference, warned stakeholders that he would not accept attacks on his followers in the future when one of his agents was attacked.
In an event that has been characterized by the party’s regional branch as overstated, his agent, Ali Zakaria, was struck in the eye and required medical treatment at the Baptist Medical Center (BMC).
The attack in the North East Region, according to Mr. Kyerematen, was “an act of total indiscipline.”
Mr. Kyerematen, who was visiting his agent at the Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, stated that the attack at the Nalerigu Senior High School had damaged the NPP’s reputation.
“We all joined the NPP because of our commitment to the values of our party but what is happening clearly shows that this is not what we bargained for,” he told journalists on Tuesday, August 29.
He issued a warning that he would no longer put up with this kind of behavior.
“I am not going to tolerate this kind of behaviour. It doesn’t make sense and when we cannot conduct ourselves as a family trying to select a leader in a peaceful and organised manner, how do we intend to be able to do the same kind of process when we have 200,000 plus people gathered?” he wondered concerning the November 4 Presidential Primary for the five qualified aspirants.
“Frankly, I am very disturbed about what has happened. The party must not put a shine on what has happened.”
While this is happening, Justin Kodua Frimpong, the general secretary of the NPP, has sent all violations and disciplinary matters that came up during the super delegates meeting to the party’s disciplinary committee for further action.
On August 30, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the chair of the Disciplinary Committee, confirmed this to press in Accra.
Mr. Amoako-Attah claimed that notwithstanding the minor transgressions that marred the elections, the process was overwhelmingly peaceful.
“Generally, everything went well, we have heard of a few infractions here and here but the General Secretary has officially referred it to us, we are yet to meet and then do our own investigations and come out with a decision. I don’t want to comment on it now because we haven’t gone into it,” he said.
The Atiwa West Lawmaker added “The fact that we recorded one or two infractions doesn’t mean that we should throw our hands in desperation. Generally, it was peaceful, it was 99 percent peaceful even though we were all expecting 100 percent peaceful situation.”