Private legal practitioner, Mr Martin Kpebu, has said that he would not vote for a candidate of either the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 presidential elections.
Mr Martin Kpebu urged the Trades Union Congress (TUC) to bring back the political party that it had in the 70s in order to take part in modern elections.
He said these while commenting on the resignation of former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen from the NPP to contest as an independent candidate.
Kpebu said he would not vote for him because he was part of the economic challenges created by the government which he served for seven years before his exit.
“I don't support Alan, he is too much of NPP and he will come and do the same thing, he is part of the problem, Alan can't appeal to me,” Kpebu said on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday, September 30.
He added “We are looking for anything other than NPP and NDC regime. There is no way I will vote for anybody from the NPP and the NDC. TUC had a party in the 70s, they should come again.”
Mr Kyerematen who placed third in the super delegates conference of the NPP on August 26 announced his resignation from the party on Monday, September 25 to enable him to contest for the office of president as an independent presidential candidate in the 2024 elections.
This made it the second time he resigned from the NPP after he first did so in 2007 but later returned.
Mr Kyerematen said that he had come to the realisation that his contributions were no longer needed in the party hence his resignation.
He said this followed the harsh treatment meted out to his supporters by the party.
“Persons associated with me are treated with disdain and outright outcast,” Mr Kyerematen who placed third in the super delegates conference of the NPP held on August 26 said.
He accused the leadership of the NPP of skewing the internal elections in favour of one particular aspirant.
In a subsequent interview following his resignation, Mr Kyerematen said he wished to use the NPP as the vehicle to project and implement his vision for the country as president but he had to leave the party because of troubles.
He stated that he had been a strategic politician all these years and wanted the NPP to benefit from his ideas as the president of Ghana.
But at the moment, he said, he has to go directly to Ghanaians as an independent candidate to sell his vision to them.
“I have been very strategic about how I have positioned myself over the years,” he told Berla Mundi on the New Day show on TV3 on Wednesday, September 27.
“I would have wished to use the party but for various reasons, I have decided that I will go directly to the people of Ghana,” he added.