The Northern Regional Communications Directorate of the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) has handed out an indefinite suspension to a member of its communication team for allegedly campaigning Trade and Industry minister, Alan Kyeremanten.
The culprit, Alhaji Ibrahim Kaleem has been accused of publicly projecting Alan Kyeremanten as the ideal candidate to lead NPP to victory in the 2024 general elections.
A statement releasedby the Regional Director of Communications, Mohammed Sheriff Ibrahim said Alhaji Ibrahim Kaleem’s actions goes against the party’s constitution.
“As already noted in Chairman’s statement dated December 30, 2021, the unfortunate situation of peaking before time has the tendency to disrupt H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s governance and the peace within the New Patriotic Party in the region,” the statement said.
The statement also added that Alhaji Ibrahim Kaleem has been taken off the party’s communication team with immediate effect and that the party will not be held liable for his activities.
Kaleem has come out to deny the allegations tabled against him, insisting that he did not campaign for the Trade and Industry minister but only highlighted on his achievements in his sector.
“It’s an absolute lie. It’s not true. The programme was organised by ‘Friends of Alan’ and I happen to go there every Tuesday and it’s not about campaigning.”
“It’s talking about Alan’s Ministry, what he has done, the factories and other things that he has done so it’s an absolute lie,” Alhaji Ibrahim Kaleem said.