A political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, is advising the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to acknowledge Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen’s resignation, as he is unlikely to return to the party. Professor Gyampo believes that even if the NPP attempts to persuade Kyerematen to reverse his decision, he won’t come back.
Kyerematen officially resigned from the New Patriotic Party on September 25, 2023, to run as an independent candidate in the 2024 presidential election. During an interview on The Point of View on Citi TV with Bernard Avle, Professor Gyampo criticized the party for not addressing Kyerematen’s concerns after the August primaries.
He said, “I think that the decision has already been taken, the party must come to terms with it. We warned the party, did research, did the analysis and predicted that if some of the things he complained about, which he warned the party against, were not handled well, then he could break away. And that will not augur well for a party that is interested in breaking the 8. But it appears that the party, just like the government, doesn’t listen. Alan is a goner, he’s gone, and he will not return to the NPP.”
Professor Gyampo predicted that Kyerematen’s departure would impact the NPP as he would take some of the party’s support base with him. He emphasized the need for the NPP to implement measures to mitigate this impact, especially if they aim to secure a “break the 8” victory.
He also expressed that Kyerematen’s decision to resign was not political suicide, considering the challenges he had described within his own party. Professor Gyampo noted that Kyerematen still harbored ambitions to serve as the president of the country, and this move allowed him to pursue that ambition independently.