Presidential aspirant Alan Kyerematen has been abandoned by his northern regional support base after he resigned from the party and declared his solo ambition.
At a press conference in Tamale on Tuesday, 26 September 2023, Mr Chabite Moses Moye, an administrator of the Alan campaign team in the region, said: “All signs show that the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who is also contesting, will win. We have to work for the party. We will surely work with him and make sure that he gets the nod and continue to work for NPP to win power in 2024".
Mr. Chabite noted that "former supporters of Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen’s presidential candidacy of NPP are here today to express our profound disappointment with Mr Kyerematen".
"We, as individuals, have steadfastly believed in Alan within our party. We have diligently supported his campaign and believe in his potential to lead NPP. However, Alan chose to withdraw from the race without prior notice, citing isolated incidents of violence after our special delegates’ conference. This decision has inflicted unnecessary hardship on us because we firmly believe that the grassroots was firmly behind him", he explained, adding: "We were shocked and dismayed when he withdrew from the November presidential election".
“We can only describe this action as cowardly, and a betrayal of his loyal supporters. Today, we think of the party first, our support for him was rooted in NPP and not as an individual. We were shocked by his resignation from NPP, and some of us were disappointed. We will not betray our party, we remain NPP".