Henry Nana Boakye, popularly known as Nana Bee, said the former Minister of Trade and Industry had to “orchestrate” and “conjure” some of his reasons just to make them sweet to the ears of Ghanaians.
“They are not backed by evidence. So I think that yes he intended to leave, so certain reasons must be orchestrated and conjured so that he will hang these personal decisions, the rationale behind it, on the orchestrations and conjecturings.”
The former NPP National Youth Organiser was reacting to the announcement earlier in the day by the failed flagbearer hopeful of the party, that he is not only resigning but going to contest next year's elections as an independent candidate.
Mr Kyerematen adduced that the face of the NPP has changed significantly from the one he joined in 1992.
“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,” he told his supporters in the presence of some journalists at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
“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.
“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.”
Mr Nana Boakye challenged Mr Kyerematen's claims.
“I think the party has been very faithful to Hon Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen. The party has been extremely appreciative for his services.”
For him, the former minister should come to terms with the fact that there is a new wave of support for a new leader within the party.
“That is democracy. When the people decide, they decide.”