Although Kyerematen emphasised that his decision would not harm the NPP, the event drew several prominent party members.
Notable attendees included former Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface, Nana Ohene Ntow, former General Secretary of the party, S.K Boafo, a former Minister for the Ashanti Region, Gifty Klenam, former Member of Parliament for Lower West Akim, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, former MP for Adenta and former Director of Communications for the party.
Also present were Akwasi Osei, former MP for Ejisu, and a former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, among other disgruntled party members who felt marginalised by President Nana Akufo-Addo’s and Dr Bawumia’s leadership.
The exact roles these individuals will play in Mr Kyerematen’s Movement for Change remain unclear.
In an interview, Mr S.K. Boafo, a member of the party’s council of elders in the Ashanti Region, explained that he joined the chorus advocating for Mr Kyerematen’s independent candidacy because he believed Kyerematen had not been treated well.