Ghana : Alan Kyerematen returns to party

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Former presidential hopeful, Alan Kyerematen, who quit the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) citing harassment and discrimination against his supporters, has returned to the party.

He said he rescinded his decision following high level talks under the auspices President John Agyekum Kufuor and party chairman Peter MacManu.

In his letter rescinding his decision, Kyerematen, who came second to the party’ s presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo in the primary wrote: “Following your (party chairman’s) appeal to me to reconsider my decision to resign from the Party, and with the personal assurances you have given in your letter to address in a timely manner, the concerns I have raised on various matters and also in consider ation of the passionate appeal from His Excellency the President, the flag bearer, the elders, as well as the rank and file of the party, I write to rescind my earlier decision to resign my membership of the NPP.

“I hope this decision will contribute to the further strengthening of the party. ”

Kyerematen, who was Trade and Industry Minister and was seen as the chosen heir of Kufuor, complained that he had been sidelined by the party’s presidential can d idate since last December’s bitterly contested primary. His supporters are also b eing harassed.

The party has said it will investigate the claims of Kyerematen quickly. Panapress .

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