Following his resignation from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearership competition, Alan Kyerematen was advised not to start his own political party or go independent by Davis Ansah Opoku, the member of parliament for Mpraeso.
The lawmaker who backed Mr. Kyerematen’s candidacy urged him to back the party’s effort to hold onto power rather than defect.
“I really do not think that Mr Kyerematen will want to form his party or would want to go independent. We all supported him because it’s NPP first. And I’m not too sure he’s going to disappoint the teeming supporters of his campaign. If he leaves the NPP, he will not get any support, and all the MPs who supported him will not follow him. I’m not too sure he will. I’m not looking forward to an announcement that seeks to break away from the party. He’s a party stalwart, and his efforts will be needed.
“We will need him to join forces so that we are able to win the next election. Probably, he may serve another strategic role in the future NPP government. There are various avenues open to him. For me, the decision to go independent, or form his own party…I don’t think he’s going to do that,” the MP for Mpraeso opined in an interview on Citi TV.
Mr. Kyerematen, who finished third in the Special Delegates’ Conference, was anticipated to be one of the five contestants in the forthcoming presidential primary on November 4.
On Tuesday, September 5, he withdrew from the race, claiming alleged harassment of his followers and election rigging in favor of one contender.