Former Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture and a staunch member of Alan Kyerematen’s campaign team, Catherine Ablema Afeku has abandoned him after his resignation from the New Patriotic Party.
Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen announced his resignation from the New Patriotic Party and intension to contest in the 2024 general elections as an independent candidate, on Monday September 25 after earlier withdrawing from the party’s presidential race weeks ago.
Kyeremateng emphasized his commitment to addressing the pressing issues facing the country, including economic development, job creation, and social welfare. He stated that his decision to run as an independent candidate was driven by his belief that this approach would enable him to better serve the interests of the Ghanaian people.
His candidacy as an independent presents a unique challenge to the established political order in Ghana, with the potential to reshape the political landscape and it is the second time Mr. Kyeremateng has quit from the NPP, following an earlier resignation in 2008.
Catherine Ablema Afeku has been one of the vocal members of Alan’s campaign team. In July this year, she responded to reports that she had abandoned the campaign of Alan Kyerematen, urging the public to disregard those claims.
However, speaking to the media at the NPP’s press conference to address the claims made by Mr. Kyerematen during the announcement of his resignation, Catherine Afeku noted that members of the NPP of who came to know Alan through the principles and ideals of the NPP will remain loyal to the party and not the individual.
She therefore added that she remains and member and a full communicator of the New Patriotic Party.
Meanwhile, General Secretary, Justin Frimpong Kodua ,also urged members of the party to remain continue to see followers of Alan as their friends and not enemies. He called for unity among the rank and file of the party to work towards the achievement of their goal to break the 8.