Former presidential aspirant for the New Patriotic Party, Alan Kyerematen has noted that he gave an amount of GHS500,000 to the party to ensure the creation of a genuine voter album ahead of the NPP primaries.
However, the money given, he said, was not used for the intended purpose as the voter album lacked credibility.
He made this revelation during an interview on UTV following his resignation from the ruling party.
“When we started this election, 10 people aspired for the flagbearership position, I said when this election is not fair, there will be issues. It is fair, no one would have any issues. So to ensure fairness, ensure that the album to be used for election is genuine and has no challenge. I paid half a million Ghana Cedis, GHS500,000 which could have been used to support someone’s business. I gave it to the party to ensure the album has no issues,” he said.
According to him, he realised at a point that the party was not seeking to provide a genuine album, hence drew the attention of the party’s chairman. However, none of his concerns were addressed.
“All the measures brought by the party, I realized that they don’t want to have a genuine album. I wrote a letter to the Chairman noting this there will be problems. I went to his house to inform him. Chairman assured me that the challenges would be resolved. They never said anything up till date. The credibility of the voter album was in doubt.”
Due to some of these challenges, Mr Kyerematen has parted ways with the NPP and seeks to contest for the highest position in the land as an independent candidate.