Yaw Buaben Asamoa, the former Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has raised concerns about the viability of the party's chosen presidential candidate in the upcoming 2024 election.
In an interview on JoyNews' PM Express, Mr Asamoa emphasized his scepticism about the party's elected leader: “I don't believe the leader they have chosen because they were compelled to choose [him]. I don't believe that leader cuts it. I don't believe he can deliver it. And it's not about him as a person, I have nothing against his person or personality. It's about the times. It's about who Ghana is seeking to lead them now.”
This statement comes after the NPP revoked the membership of Mr. Asamoa and three other prominent members, Nana Ohene Ntow, Hopeson Adorye, and Boniface Abubakar Saddique, for publicly endorsing Alan Kyerematen over the party's elected flagbearer, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
The revocation was based on a breach of the party's constitution, particularly Articles 3(5)(A)(4) and 3(9)(1).
Speaking about his departure from the party, Mr Asamoa mentioned that he moved on the day Mr Kyerematen announced his decision to run as an independent candidate.
He clarified that their support for the Movement of Change led by Kyerematen is grounded in the belief that he is the right candidate for the presidency in 2024.
“Whatever the rebels or gang of four are doing, we're doing it out of conviction that this is the time for the man, Alan. The job description for the president of Ghana in 2024 is cut out for Alan,” Mr. Asamoa concluded.