Former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has asked members of the party to remain focused in the wake of the resignation of one of their staunch members and former presidential aspirant, Alan Kyerematen.
The former General Secretary said though he disagrees with the reasons given by Mr. Kyerematen, the party can only accept and respect that decision.
Speaking on Eyewitness News on Citi FM, Mr Boadu said “We can keep focus because there is nothing that can be done. It is like fighting or crying over spilt milk. What else can you do? The person has decided even if you disagree with his reason. I think that the reason for his resignation, as I listened to him, is something else.”
“But I don’t think the reasons he gave are sufficient to say that I am resigning, and I am going as an independent candidate. Others may think that it is something that he has been nursing for years, and that he is being beaten by time and age. So I think that the party needs to keep focus,” he noted.
Mr Boadu also reacted to the statement released by failed presidential aspirant, Boakye Agyarko on Alan Kyerematen’s resignation asking the party to reflect rather than display “triumphalist arrogance.”
“If you are talking about people who are bitter, there are people who are more bitter than those who had ministerial appointments and because they are not having they are now bitter. Others decide that the love of the party is paramount. So even if I don’t have it now, the party is not dying. Those who sacrificed, like J.B Danquah and co, did they even taste power a day, but we are enjoying the fruits of their sacrifices those days.”
“So, if you are writing about people having bitter experiences, yes I agree, people have higher and even more serious bitterness because, for them, they have not had anything, but should that be the basis for supporting political parties? When we were joining the party were we joining to be made ministers or ambassadors and things like that? In terms of bitterness, all of us are bitter, but the party is supreme, so we will continue to work for the party,” Mr Boadu stated.