All the New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislators who openly supported the presidential aspirations of Alan Kyerematen seem to have abandoned him following his defection from the NPP yesterday.
Some of them have publicly deserted him. Two of them are Abena Osei Asare, the Member of Parliament for Atiwa East, also a Deputy Minister of Finance, and Davis Opoku Ansah, the Member of Parliament for the Mpraeso constituency.
Both lawmakers have indicated their allegiance is with the Party rather than Alan, whose presidential aspirations they once believed in and therefore followed.
In a statement, Hon. Osei Asare said that despite her “personal and professional relationship with Hon. Alan Kyerematen,” her commitment was with the NPP.
“My dedication to the New Patriotic Party is deep-seated, rooted in our shared values and vision for a prosperous Ghana. The NPP’s strength has always been its unity and our ability to work together for the common good of our country.”
Meanwhile, Hon. Opoku Ansah said he was not going to follow Alan and affirmed that none of the MPs who supported Alan’s aspirations in the NPP would.
“And I know that over 20 MPs who supported Alan Kyerematen have all resolved that we solemnly believe in the NPP, and we are going to follow the NPP and we are going to represent power again. And we are going to work tirelessly to ensure that the NPP wins power again in 2024. None of the MPs that support Alan Kyerematen will follow him in his movement but we wish him well.”
While announcing the forfeiture of his membership in the NPP at a press conference on September 25, Alan chronicled incidents of attacks and hostility his supporters have endured both in the past and present.
He alleged that his supporters are treated with “disdain” and as “outcasts” as a result of their association with him and noted that his continued stay in the party would only create further tension and division.
“Indeed the divisive and hostile attacks on my person and my supporters remained for several years thereafter, and have continued to date. It is common knowledge that any Party member who is associated directly or indirectly with Alan is treated with disdain and considered an outcast.”
After withdrawing from the flagbearership race of the NPP last month, Alan plans to pursue his presidential ambitions as an Independent Candidate.
As such, he has begun a new movement to champion his policies.