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Some people ‘behind the curtain’ in NPP have more influence than Ministers – Alan Kyerematen

Independent presidential aspirant, Alan Kyerematen, has claimed that there are influential individuals within the Akufo-Addo-led administration who have more say than ministers.

Alan, who recently parted ways with the New Patriotic Party (NPP), further stated that the current state of affairs within both the government and the party deviates from the usual modus operandi of the NPP.

“Are you not aware or have you not heard there are people behind the curtain who have more influence in governance now than even ministers?… You have not heard about people behind the curtain who have significant influence and control in the party?” he said on September 27.

During an interview on Accra-based Citi TV, the founding member of the NPP questioned the role of these ‘behind the curtain’ individuals when the part was being established.

NPP Chairman was disingenuous in his comment; I never told him all was well – Alan Kyerematen

“When we started in 1992, where were they, the so-called behind-the-curtain people,” he quizzed.

Meanwhile, Alan Kyerematen has denied claims he presented an all-is-well posture to the NPP chairman, Stephen Ntim, in his last days with the party.

Speaking in an exclusive interview on JoyNews, the former NPP flagbearer aspirant stated that he had conversations with Mr Ntim on different occasions and highlighted the many things the party was doing wrong, but, his concerns despite an acknowledgment from the party chairman were left unresolved.

As such, Mr Kyerematen said that not only does he find the chairman’s claims that he had no issues with the party untrue, but also “disingenuous and it’s very unfortunate.”

“He’s a very good friend of mine. You are the chairman of a party. You come to me to ask whether I have any challenges with what is going on. I scope for you all the things I believe have been going wrong. I’ve had personal conversations with him before and he’s aware of that.”