Klottey Korle NPP to elect Parliamentary candidate today
The NPP’s Director of Elections, Martin Adjei Mensah said he was positive that the election will go on without any issues.
The two candidates vying for the position are; former Klottey Korle constituency chairman, Nii Noi Nortey and NPP lawyer, Philip Addison.
A third aspirant, Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah on Friday pulled out of the race.
This will be the second time the primary in that constituency is being held following a court action initiated by Philip Addison and Nii Adjei Tawiah after Nii Noi Nortey was declared winner in the August, 2015 primaries.
The two argued that their supporters did not turn out to vote therefore, the results must be annulled by the court.
An Accra High court later dismissed an application by the embattled Klottey Korle parliamentary candidate, Nii Noi Nortey who had asked the court to set aside a default judgment for a rerun of the primaries.
The party subsequently set Saturday, February 27 as the date for the re-run of Parliamentary primaries in the constituency.
Speaking on Accra-based Joy FM, Mr. Addison said he is confident of a win in today’s election.
He however, complained about the erroneous impression being circulated by the media that he lost the August 2 primaries.
“There is an impression that I took part in those polls and I was humiliated. That was not the case. Everybody who is every familiar with the situation will know that there were over 400 delegates who voluntarily decided not to take part in that election,” he said.
He continued saying, “the 22 people who voted for me, I am sure are people who maybe did not know about the boycott so I did not take part in that election so it will not be the second time that I have been beaten and it would not have been an exercise in futility.”
“Indeed, the fact that the party itself decided that there should be a re-run and the court also upheld it is unprecedented in our local politics because it has always been said that when elections are held in primaries, whatever be the case it stands and I say that cannot be and that is why we challenged it and we were successful,” he added.
Meanwhile, the NPP’s Director of Elections, Martin Adjei Mensah said he was positive that the election will go on without any issues.
He indicated that all arrangements are in place and the officers from the Electoral Commission are prepared to supervise the elections.
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