Ghana’s ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has revoked the membership of four popular members over public endorsements of the candidature of Alan Kyeremanten.
The party’s leadership in a statement Monday said, Hopeson Adorye, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, Nana Ohene Ntow, and Boniface Abubakar Saddique “flagrantly” breached the party’s constitution by deciding to support Mr. Kyeremanten instead of their elected flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
“In line with these constitutional provisions, it is the view of the NPP that Hopeson Adorye, Nana Ohene Ntow, Boniface Abubakar Saddique and Yaw Buaben Asamoa have AUTOMATICALLY FORFEITED their membership of the Party. They are, therefore, no longer members of the Party,” the statement signed by Justin Kodua Frimpong, the party’s general secretary read.
Mr. Kyeremanten, a key-party founding member and former Minister of Trade resigned from the NPP in September to contest as an independent candidate in the 2024 general elections.
Citing issues of unfair treatment and hostility towards his supporters as reasons for his resignation, Kyeremanten said he has formed a movement for “change”, denoted by the monarch butterfly.