Today is exactly 13 years (17 April) when Alan Kyerematen resigned from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
We reproduce a story published on Myjoyonline on April 17 2008 about his resignation.
A failed presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Alan Kyerematen has resigned from the party.
He reportedly presented his resignation letter personally to the chairman of the NPP, Mr. Peter Mac Manu.
The reasons for Mr. Kyerematen’s resignation are yet unknown.
Until now, he was responsible for Identifiable Groups in the campaign team of the flag bearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo.
There have media speculations suggesting Mr. Kyerematen is under pressure to contest the December elections as an independent presidential candidate.
Although the speculations are unconfirmed the latest move can only serve to reinforce them.
Mr. Kyerematen has also been linked to a new political party recently outdoored in Kumasi, the Reformed Patriotic Democrats.
It has also been rumoured that the former Trade and Industry Minister will be contesting on the RPD’s ticket for the presidency.
Mr. Kyerematen contested the flag bearership of the NPP with 15 others and came out the first runner-up.
There was supposed to be a run-off since none of the aspirants obtained the 50 per cent plus one as required by the NPP constitution to win the contest.
But Mr. Kyeremanten conceded defeat to Nana Akufo-Addo who polled the most votes saying it was in the interest of the party.
He pledged his support for Nana Addo and called on his supporters across the country to do same.
Now he has resigned from the NPP with details regarding his resignation very sketchy.