Aspiring president of Ghana, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has justified his decision to contest as an independent candidate in the 2024 Presidential Election stating it will favour an opposition-bound New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, the decision will go a long way to benefit the NPP which he indicated has little chance of winning the national polls and “breaking the 8”.
He said surveys so far affirm the defeat of the governing party.
By going as an independent candidate, Alan said he is favouring the NPP to be part of his anticipated future government for Ghana.
“All the surveys that have been conducted both locally and internationally, the general election is going to be a very difficult one for the NPP so in actual fact, by standing as an independent candidate, who has root in the NPP as a founding member, I’m providing an opportunity for the NPP to be part of the future government than risking the possibility of going into opposition,” he said in an interview with TV3.
“I’m rather creating a future for the party to be part of the power-sharing arrangement under a government of national unity. I’m doing them a favour, not the other way round.”
Alan for the second time in his life announced his resignation from the NPP on Monday to disclose his intention to contest as an independent candidate in the 2024 General Elections after dissatisfaction with the turn of events and results of the Party’s Super Delegates Conference.
He will soon be launching his movement named the “MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE in Ghana which will have the Monarch Butterfly, as its logo and “Ghana Will Rise Again” as its motto.
The NPP has described his decision as “unfortunate”.
“The leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken notice of the unfortunate decision of Mr. Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, a long-standing member of the Party to forfeit his membership and contest as an independent presidential candidate in the 2024 general elections,” a statement from the General Secretary of the NPP said on Monday.
The party will hold a press conference later today at its headquarters on the development.