A fact check by Ashantibiz has established that Mr John-Peter Amewu, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Hohoe Constituency and Railway Development Minister, has not resigned from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Mr Amewu is one of the MPs who declared support for Mr Alan Kyerematen to lead the NPP as its flagbearer in the 2024 presidential election.
Following Mr Kyerematen’s resignation from the party, social media reports have suggested that Mr Amewu had also resigned from the party to partner with Mr Kyerematen, who has indicated his resolve to contest the election as an independent candidate, necessitating a by-election in the Hohoe Constituency.
However, checks by Ashantibiz indicate that the MP has not resigned from the party.
Mr Abednego Harry Adjirakor, the First Vice Chairman of the Hohoe Constituency NPP, said reports on the purported resignation of the MP must not be taken seriously.
“The MP has not made any statement that suggests that he will resign or has resigned,” he told the Journalits.
Mr Adjirakor said the party had not received any communication from Mr Amewu regarding his resignation.
He, therefore, called on the public to disregard any such reports.