Henry Nana Boakye, the National Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has made it unequivocally clear that if former NPP Chieftain Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanten intends to rejoin the party, he must submit a fresh application. This statement was in response to a question posed by Evans Mensah on PM Express on Joy News.
Kyeremanten’s departure from the NPP, announced during a press conference held at the Movenpick Hotel on Monday, sent shockwaves through the political landscape. He declared his intention to pursue a presidential bid under the banner of a new political vehicle called the “Movement for Change,” with a Monarch Butterfly as its symbol. Kyeremanten also accused President Nana Akufo-Addo of betraying his trust and manipulating the party’s internal election process to favour a specific aspirant.
However, Nana B, as Henry Nana Boakye is commonly known, stated that the NPP has conveyed its appreciation to Kyeremanten for his past services to the party. Still, according to party rules and regulations, Kyeremanten would need to resubmit an application to rejoin the NPP officially.
Nana Boakye emphasized that the party’s constitution outlines the necessary procedure for rejoining, and it is imperative that every member follows these guidelines. Negotiations and discussions alone, he believes, are insufficient at this point, indicating that Kyeremanten’s situation has evolved beyond simple engagement.
“Alan Kyeremanten has been a leading member of our party, and we have recognized his contributions. However, the party cannot do more than strictly adhering to the established party constitution,” Nana B stated during the interview.
Kyeremanten’s decision to leave the NPP has set the stage for what promises to be an intriguing political season in Ghana. As the nation awaits the outcome of his bid for the presidency under the Movement for Change, the question of whether he will choose to navigate the NPP’s application process to rejoin the elephant fraternity remains to be seen.
In the coming weeks, political observers will closely watch the actions of both Alan Kyeremanten and the NPP leadership as they navigate this complex and evolving situation, which has the potential to significantly impact the political landscape in Ghana.