Former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen has said he wished to use the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the vehicle to project and implement his vision for the country as president but he had to leave the party because of troubles.
He stated that he had been a strategic politician all these years and wanted the NPP to benefit from his ideas as the president of Ghana.
But at the moment, he said, he has to go directly to Ghanaians as an independent candidate to sell his vision to them.
“I would have wished to use the party but for various reasons, I have decided that I will go directly to the people of Ghana,” he added.
Mr Kyerematen who placed third in the super delegates conference of the NPP on August 26 announced his resignation from the party on Monday, September 25 to enable him to contest for the office of president as an independent presidential candidate in the 2024 elections.
This made it the second time he resigned from the NPP after he first did so in 2007 but later returned.
Mr Kyerematen said that he had come to the realisation that his contributions were no longer needed in the party hence his resignation.
He said this followed the harsh treatment meted out to his supporters by the party.
“Persons associated with me are treated with disdain and outright outcast,” Mr Kyerematen who placed third in the super delegates conference of the NPP held on August 26 said.
He accused the leadership of the NPP of skewing the internal elections in favour of one particular aspirant.