Any party member who proclaims support for the now independent Alan Kyerematen will be expelled without hesitation by the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Henry Nana Boakye, the party’s national organizer, says thus.
He said this on Joy FM’s Top Story on September 25, 2023, a Monday.
This comes after Alan left the party to run for president in the forthcoming 2024 election as an independent.
“The constitution is quite clear that if you are a party person and you go and support any other candidate apart from our presidential candidate, it means forfeiture of membership,” he said.
“That is what the constitution says,” he added.
Alan John Kyerematen, a troubled former trade and industry minister, has left the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The disgruntled presidential hopeful who finished third during the party’s Super Delegates Congress will run for president in 2024 as an independent.
He announced his immediate resignation on Monday, September 25, at a news conference that received a lot of attention.
“Fellow Countrymen and Women, under the circumstances and given the context provided, I wish to use this platform to announce that I am honorably resigning with immediate effect from the New Patriotic Party to contest for the high office of the President of the Republic of Ghana in the 2024 General Elections, as an Independent Presidential Candidate.”
He explained “My decision to contest as an Independent Candidate will not destroy the Party, but instead provide the Party an opportunity to participate in a Government of National Unity in the future, and avoid the risk of going into opposition with no dividends, in what arguably will be a difficult general election in 2024.