Stephen Ayesu Ntim, National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has disclosed that he has had discussions with many of the flag bearer aspirants who couldn’t make it to the final stage of the contest.
He revealed he visited their homes one after the other to have productive dialogues with them.
“I have visited some of the former Flagbearer aspirants in their homes and spoken to them except two, and in due course, I will pay them a visit as well.
“I’ve also gone to Ken’s house to speak with him, I’ve been to Addai Nimoh’s home, I’ve also gone to Alan and Kyerematen Agyarko’s homes,” Mr. Ntim said on Accra-based Oman FM, Thursday, September 21, 2023.
Speaking on the speculations of Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen possibly quitting the party after resigning from the flag bearer race, Mr. Ntim said even though the former Trade and Industry minister raised several concerns, he has not harboured any intentions of leaving the party.
Mr. Kyerematen placed third in the August 26 special delegates conference of the NPP but resigned after raising concerns including his agents being assaulted, scheming the contest in one person’s favour, among others.
“They raised some concerns,” Ntim admitted, “but I think for the fact that I as the National Chairman took the initiative to visit them in their homes and spoke to them, they are a bit okay, they can’t be 100 per cent okay.”
“I have visited Alan in his home to speak to him, he did not show any sign of anger against the party. One would have thought that given the reasons he gave for boycotting the Flagbearership election, he would have been angry. But from the discussion I had with him, there was nothing to suggest that he was bottling up anger,” he indicated.