Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), said that former trade minister Alan Kyerematen, who just left the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), was responsible for the current administration’s ruin of the economy.
He believes Alan Kyerematen is not a formidable alternative to the NPP’s failed current leadership.
Nevertheless, Sammy Gyamfi acknowledged that Alan had not been treated fairly by the NPP leadership in a post on Twitter (now X) that was seen by 1Family Radio.
“It is an indisputable fact that Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng has not been treated fairly by his party, the NPP. The NPP, under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, has never been truly democratic,’’ he said.
“There is no way Alan could have gotten a modicum of fairness or justice in the ongoing presidential primaries of the NPP under the leadership of the despotic tyrant, Akufo-Addo, who is hellbent on installing his puppet as his successor and continues to oppress people who disagree with him. Former NPP National Chairman Paul Afoko and former General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong come to mind readily.”
“I understand Alan’s pain and do empathize with him. He and his supporters have continuously been victims of intimidation, unprovoked harassment, and violence. His resignation from the NPP is therefore understandable.”
“The basis of his resignation from the NPP is the more reason why no democratic or peace-loving Ghanaian must join or vote for the NPP.’’
“However, the point has to be made forcefully that Alan is not a viable alternative to the failed incumbent NPP government,’’ Sammy noted.
“As a Cabinet Minister responsible for Trade and Industry and a member of the Economic Management team from 2017–2023, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng actively participated in the destruction of the economy into the mess it is today.”
“Under his watch, the Komenda Sugar Factory was abandoned to rot for almost six (6) years. The growth of the manufacturing sector declined significantly, and businesses were suffocated by the bad policies of his ministry and government, leading to several job losses.”
“Would Alan have resigned from the NPP if he had been treated fairly by the NPP in their ongoing presidential primaries?’’ he asked.
“Clearly, it is the pain of rejection by the superdelegates of the NPP and the intimidation and harassment of his supporters that is fueling Alan’s latest decision and not any superior passion to help heal the partisan divisions in the country. But it is too late for Alan to jump ship now.’’
“Alan is not and cannot be the solution to the very mess he participated in creating,’’ he wrote.