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Alan Kyerematen: “Aduru Wo So” Walk Was Independently Organised

The Trade and Industry Minister of Ghana and one of the presidential hopefuls of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has stated that he had nothing to do with the organisation of the “Aduru Wo So” health walk which was organised by his supporters.

“It is a fact that the peaceful health walk was independently organized, and joined by thousands of well-meaning Ghanaian citizens across Kumasi, to express their passion for the NPP, in addition to their genuine support for what I have come to represent in the Party, through years of dedicated service”.

His statement comes after the NPP said it wrote to him with regard to the health walk.

On August 13, 2022, persons who claim to be in support of the presidential ambition of Alan organised a health walk in Kumasi in his name.

This has been condemned by the NPP who says their actions were in breach of the code of conduct governing presidential and parliamentary primaries of the party.

Another controversy that accompanied the health walk was a statement by Hopeson Adorye, a leading member of the party endorsing Alan Kyerematen and indicating that Northerners are fit as running mates in the party.

In reaction to that, Alan said “I understand, with great concern, that the unintended consequences of these comments, have generated strong reactions from different sections of the Ghanaian public, with the potential of creating divisions within the rank and file of our Party, at a crucial time in its history”.

Alan noted in a statement that he stands for unity and therefore cautioned “against any acts or omissions of any individuals or groups of individuals that may disturb the peace and harmony in our party”.

Below is the full statement:

I stand for Unity!

My attention has been drawn to disturbing headlines and discussions in the media, in respect of comments made by Mr. Hopeson Adorye, after a peaceful health walk organized by individuals from all walks of life, in particular sympathizers of our great Party NPP, in the city of Kumasi on 13th August, 2022.

I understand, with great concern, that the unintended consequences of these comments, have generated strong reactions from different sections of the Ghanaian public, with the potential of creating divisions within the rank and file of our Party, at a crucial time in its history.

The New Patriotic Party has always stood for unity, peace and progress for every Ghanaian. Without a doubt, these are the very same virtues that I have worked tirelessly to uphold, in my years of service to Ghana and to the NPP.

It is a fact that the peaceful health walk was independently organized, and joined by thousands of well-meaning Ghanaian citizens across Kumasi, to express their passion for the NPP, in addition to their genuine support for what I have come to represent in the Party, through years of dedicated service.

Much as I do appreciate this show of support, I would like to strongly caution against any acts or omissions of any individuals or groups of individuals that may disturb the peace and harmony in our party.

It is important that we all fight what seems to be emerging as a dangerous trend in our body politic in Ghana, of using misinformation and propaganda in instigating disunity along ethnic, religious and political lines.

I passionately believe that it is impossible or inappropriate, to diminish or distort the fundamental contributions and stature of any of the founding fathers of the NPP tradition, and I encourage Party faithfuls to focus on this indisputable fact.

Indeed, it is the dedicated service of all the celebrated as well as unsung heroes and heroines of our great Party, that has, and continues to give life to the NPP, till this day. To borrow a leaf from the school ode of my Alma mater, Adisadel College, “Others have laboured, 


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