The Minister of State at the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry, Osei Bonsu Amoah, says the New Patriotic Party (NPP) can stop John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen from contesting the 2024 presidential election as an independent candidate.
Speaking in an interview on Adom TV’s Badwam, he told host, Omanhene Kwabena Asante, that per the undertaking signed by all candidates before the superdelegates’ conference, Alan is in breach of the party’s constitution by deciding to go independent.
Therefore, the party has the option of taking legal action against him
But reacting to the assertion, the leader of the Movement for Change, Alan Kyeremanten, said he was ready to face the NPP in court.
Speaking in an interview on Kumasi-based Kessben FM, he stated that the assertion made by O.B. Amoah is preposterous.
According to him, the party expecting him to live by the edicts of a document he signed while still a member of the party following his resignation is plain mischief.
“This is not a subject matter we should waste time discussing. How can a lawyer put up such an argument on national television? I signed the document when I was at the party. If I leave the party, how do you chase me to live by that document? It is hard to comprehend,” he said.
Alan Kyerematen quit the NPP after accusing the party of being hijacked by a select few and derailing from its democratic credentials.