The embattled former Minister for Trade and Industry, John Alan Kyerematen, has resigned from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) effective, September 25, 2023.
Mr. Kyerematen officially announced his resignation and declared his intention to contest the 2024 general elections as an Independent Candidate.
Mr. Kyerematen addressed the public regarding his political ambitions at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel. This address, asnot only to declared his pursuit of an independent candidacy but also unveiled his campaign team and elucidate the strategic framework for his 2024 general election campaign.
Mr. Kyerematen had previously considered joining an existing political party with established structures but abandoned that decision under undisclosed circumstances.
His resignation from the NPP will mark the second time the former NPP flagbearer hopeful has left the party, having done so for the first time in 2008. It also signifies his readiness to part ways with the party when his ambition of leading the NPP doesn’t materialize.
In 2008, Mr. Kyerematen resigned from the NPP after losing the Presidential primaries to the then-candidate Akufo-Addo, citing the intimidation of his supporters as the reason.
Similarly, he recently withdrew from the NPP Presidential race after finishing a distant third in the super delegates’ congress held on August 26, 2023, citing intimidation and an unfair playing field as reasons for his withdrawal.