Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen has announced his withdrawal from the upcoming Presidential Primaries scheduled for November 4, 2023. The decision comes as a result of concerns raised by the veteran politician regarding the fairness and integrity of the nomination process.
In a press statement released on [Date], Hon. Alan Kyerematen expressed his reservations about the selection and shortlisting of Presidential Aspirants by the Special Electoral College convened by the NPP on August 26, 2023. He stated that, upon careful analysis of the election results and events leading up to and following the process, it became apparent to him that the Special Delegates Conference appeared to favour one particular Aspirant.
Kyerematen also pointed to pronouncements made by leading members of the NPP before and after the elections that lent credence to his observations. He raised concerns about the level of intimidation and violence reported at various voting centres across all sixteen regions of the country during the election, describing it as unprecedented in the party’s history. He specifically highlighted an incident in the North-East region where his Polling Agent suffered severe injuries while attempting to ensure compliance with election rules.
In his statement, the former Presidential Aspirant expressed his commitment to the safety and well-being of those associated with his campaign and voiced his determination to fight for their interests. He pondered the trajectory the party was taking, emphasizing the need to prevent further damage to its unity and reputation.
Alan Kyerematen concluded his statement by confirming his withdrawal from the Presidential Primaries scheduled for November 4, 2023. He promised to announce his future political role after consultations with family, stakeholders, and interest groups in the coming weeks. He extended his best wishes to the remaining Presidential Aspirants and expressed gratitude to his supporters and campaign team, reminding them that the ultimate outcome is in the hands of the divine.
The withdrawal of a prominent figure like Alan Kyerematen is expected to have a significant impact on the dynamics of the NPP’s Presidential Primaries, raising questions about the party’s unity and the process’s transparency moving forward.