Tawiah pulls out of NPP Klottey Korle primary
In Nii Adjei Tawiah's view, his withdrawal is to bring peace and unity to the rank and file of the party in the constituency.
One of the three aspirants Mr Samuel Nii Adjei Tawiah, who was vying for the seat has pulled out from the race.
Mr Tawiah, a stalwart in the politics of the constituency, has taken the decision to withdraw from the primary which has Mr Valentino Nii Noi Nortey and Mr Philip Kojo Addo Addison as the other contestants.
In his view, his withdrawal is to bring peace and unity to the rank and file of the party in the constituency.
He has, however, thrown his weight behind Mr Addison and appealed to Nii Nortey to do same to bring genuine unity among members of the party in the constituency.
"I really wish my young brother, Nii Nortey, will see eye to eye with me and withdraw to allow Mr Addison to go unopposed to demonstrate that the constituency is very united," he wished.
Nii Tawiah contested the NPP parliamentary primary of the constituency in 2004, 2008 and 2012, winning 2008 and 2012 to represent the NPP to contest the elections. He nearly won the seat for his party by making a strong show against Nii Armah Ashietey of National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Klottey Korle consists of seven electoral areas, namely Kinkawe, Osu Doku, Ringway Estate, Osu Alata, Adabraka Official Town/Odorna, Adabraka/Tudu and Asylum Down.
From 1992 to date, the seat has been held by four parliamentarians from three different political parties.
Mr Nathan Tetteh Mensah of the Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE) Party was the Member of Parliament (MP) from 1992 to 1996.
Then it was taken over by Mr David Lamptey of the NDC from 1996 to 2000.
Mr Nii Adu Daku Mante of the NPP wrested the baton from 2000 to 2008.
The seat was, however, won by the NDC in 2009, under the leadership of Nii Armah Ashietey, who remains the MP for the area.
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