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Alan, his supporters were victims of violent attacks – Sammy Gyamfi

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Sammy Gyamfi

9 months ago
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The National Communication Officer of National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi has stated that the former Trade and Industry Minister, Alan Kyerematen and his supporters were victims of unprovoked harassment.

According to him, there was no way Mr. Kyerematen could have gotten fairness or justice in the ongoing Presidential primaries of the NPP.

This follows the announcement by the former Trade and Industry Minister to resign from the NPP effective September 25, 2023 and his decision to contest the 2024 presidential election as an independent candidate.

His announcement also comes after he withdrew from the NPP’s flag bearer race citing alleged intimidation and abuse of his supporters among others.

Commenting on the development the NDC Communication Officer stated that President Akufo-Addo is “hell-bent on installing his puppet as his successor and continues to oppress persons 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,” Mr. Gyamfi stated.  

He continued: “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.”

Below is the full statement from Sammy Gyamfi

On the matter of Alan Kyeremanteng’s resignation from the failed NPP;

1. It is an indisputable fact, that Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng has not been treated fairly by his party, the NPP.

2. The NPP under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo has never been truly democratic.

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 persons who disagree with him. Former NPP National Chairman, Paul Afoko and former General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong come to mind readily.

3. 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.

4.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.

5.However, the point has to be made forcefully, that Alan is not a viable alternative to the failed incumbent NPP government.

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. 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.

5. Would Alan have resigned from the NPP if he had been treated fairly by the NPP in their ongoing Presidential primaries?

Clearly, it is the pain of rejection by the super delegates of the NPP and the intimidation and harassment of his supporters which 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!

ALAN = BAWUMIA = NPP

THE VALUE IS THE SAME!

SAMMY GYAMFI ESQ.

National Communications Officer, NDC

source: Starrfm.com