Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, a contender for the flagbearer position in the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has expressed strong disapproval of the assault on his campaign coordinator, Ali Zakaria, in the North East region.
Kyerematen conveyed his sentiments during a visit to Zakaria, who is currently undergoing medical care.
Zakaria reportedly faced aggression from followers of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia after intervening to stop a delegate from revealing a marked ballot publicly.
Addressing the media after he paid a visit to Zakaria, Mr Kyerematen who placed third in Saturday’s conference described the attack at the Nalerigu Senior High School as a dent on the party’s image.
“I will not abide by such behavior. It’s illogical, and if we can’t act as a united family while choosing a leader in a calm and well-organized manner, how can we expect to manage a similar process with over 200,000 people present?”
“Honestly, I am deeply troubled by the incident. The party shouldn’t try to downplay what transpired.”
On Tuesday, August 29, the NPP’s elections committee engaged with several potential flagbearers to discuss issues raised during the conference.
Alexander Afenyo Markin, the NPP Elections Committee Spokesperson, also revealed that the committee had productive talks on Tuesday with flagbearer hopeful Kennedy Agyapong concerning his widely circulated confrontational statement made during the special delegates conference.
“We had a highly constructive interaction. Certain representatives also presented their accounts of specific incidents where they encountered challenges, isolated occurrences, and they were able to present a comprehensive overview of the events.
We will be reconvening with other members on Thursday,” he shared during an interview with Umaru Sanda Amadu.
Mr Afenyo-Markin added “We also had an opportunity to meet with one of the aspirants who made certain statements that went viral and had a positive engagement with him. And I must say that so far so good.