A student of History and Politics Dr. David Pessey says Alan Kyerematen’s decision to run as an independent candidate could develop into a full split of the New Patriotic Party.
The former Trade and Industry Minister John Alan Kyerematen yesterday announced his exit from the NPP and his Independent bid for the Presidency in 2024.
In an event tagged “Alan Speaks”, the longest serving Ghanaian Trade minister said his decision was borne out of conviction that was informed by the current state of the NPP.
Speaking to Sena Nombo on the Gold Morning Conversation on Radio Gold, Dr. David Pessey said Alan Kyerematen’s move represents a major crack within the NPP that could lead to a split of the party.
He was however of the opinion that the announcement was the logical next step of Alan Kyerematen in the wake of his exit from the NPP Flagbearer race.
Dr. Pessey said Alan Kyerematen’s decision was not surprising.
He believes the former Trade Minister’s chances of success in the 2024 elections hinge on how he presents himself to the electorate.
“Alan will be attractive to the so-called floaters, including many who sometimes suggest that there is no significant difference between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and are yearning for a third political force,” Dr. Pessey noted.
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