Former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho, has strongly criticized Alan Kyerematen’s recent departure from the New Patriotic Party (NPP). Kyerematen officially announced his resignation from the NPP on September 25, 2023, as he prepares to run as an independent candidate in the 2024 elections under the banner of the “Movement for Change.”
Koku Anyidoho characterized Alan Kyerematen as someone who seeks support and suggested that Kyerematen had previously shown hesitation by leaving the NPP in 2008 only to rejoin later. He expressed concerns about the potential proliferation of political parties if politicians frequently left their parties after election losses to form new entities.
“If we all decide to leave our political parties and form new ones after election setbacks, imagine how many political parties we would have in the country. Alan is perceived as someone who seeks support. His earlier resignation in 2008 is seen as a sign of hesitation,” remarked Koku Anyidoho.
Alan Kyerematen’s decision to run as an independent candidate followed his withdrawal from the NPP flagbearer race, which reportedly stemmed from challenges faced during a Super Delegates Conference within the party in August 2023. In his official statement, Kyerematen stated, “Given the circumstances and context, I am resigning from the New Patriotic Party with honor to contest the presidency in 2024 as an independent candidate.”