The wife of Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, Patricia Christabel Kyerematen says her husband is the man Ghana needs to transform.
She described her husband as a visionary leader who has what it takes to transform the country.
She made the remarks while speaking to journalists after the husband had announced his resignation from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and his intention to contest the 2024 presidential election as an independent candidate.
Madam Patricia added that Ghana is at a crossroads and needs someone like Alan to spearhead the country’s development.
“You will agree with me that the signal is clear, and it is more than possible that this will happen. Alan Kyerematen is a good man, he is an honest man, he is a man with a vision, and he is the man Ghana needs.”
She said “There is nothing impossible if God permits it” and that her husband will get to lead Ghana after the 2024 elections.
Alan Kyerematen at the event declared that the party he joined in 1992 has been hijacked by a selected group of leaders who are breaching the laws of the party with impunity.
He said the party has been hijacked by a selected group of party leaders and elders, government appointees, “behind the curtain power brokers,” and some unscrupulous party apparatchiks.
He says these individuals are behind an establishment candidate and intimidating other competitors who have expressed interest in becoming the presidential candidate.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, September 25, 2023, he said “I joined the New Patriotic Party at the very beginning of its establishment as a Founding Member, believing in its core values and the long-standing traditions of its antecedents, predicated on fairness, equity, probity, accountability, and transparency. I have devoted the best part of my professional career to serving the Party, and I still believe in the vision of the founding fathers of the Party. However, the NPP as it exists now has very little resemblance to the Party that I joined in 1992 and helped to nurture.
It was my fervent wish to use the vehicle of the Party to bring my God-given talents, experience, and knowledge acquired both locally and internationally over a period of 46 years, to serve our dear nation, Ghana at the highest level of executive authority.
It is abundantly clear to me, that my services and contributions to the Party are not appreciated, and that my continuous stay in the Party will create further tension and division, which is an exact replay of circumstances that led to my decision to resign from the Party in 2008,” he declared.
It was for these reasons Alan Kyerematen resigned to contest as an independent candidate.
“Under the circumstances and given the context provided, I wish to use this platform to announce that I am honourably resigning with immediate effect from the New Patriotic Party to contest for the high office of the President of the Republic of Ghana in the 2024 General Elections, as an Independent Presidential Candidate.”