Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential hopeful, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen will today, September 25, 2023, address the nation on his political future.
The event has been scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra.
Ahead of the address, there are widespread speculations that the former Trade Minister may cut ties with the NPP and pursue his presidential ambition as an independent candidate ahead of the 2024 general elections.
Earlier, the former Trade Minister was to contest four others for the position of flagbearer of the NPP.
But announcing his decision to withdraw from the race on September 5, he cited electoral irregularities, unfair treatment and bias during the super delegates’ conference.
According to him, he feared the issues he outlined would repeat themselves in the final November 4 primary if he stayed in the race.
At the time of announcing the withdrawal, he indicated that in due course, he ‘would provide an indication of the role that he will play in politics in Ghana, after consultations with his family and other well-wishers, various stakeholders and interest groups.’
Accepting his withdrawal, the NPP said it disagreed with the claims that the election had been tilted in favour of any candidate.
Nonetheless, the party said it was already investigating pockets of incidents recorded during the super delegates’ conference, some of which Mr Kyerematen referenced in his statement – particularly how his coordinator in the North East Region was allegedly assaulted and injured during voting.
Mr Kyeremanten’s performance in the first exercise to select only five candidates for the main election in November was a surprise to many since he was considered the main contender to the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
He however placed third after Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong, after he polled 95 votes representing 10.82% of total votes cast.
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