A founding Member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, has accused Philip Addison of inappropriate conduct.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic on the controversial primary held on Sunday, August 2, 2015, to choose the party's parliamentary candidate for the Klottey Korle Constituency, Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe charged, "Addison behaved like a spoilt child used to having his way. When he realised that he lacked grass-roots support, he attacked the integrity of the chairman and general secretary of the party. As a politician, for me, it was a sign of desperation.
"And it was disturbing that he called his supporters to disrupt the voting on Sunday.”
"The party's disciplinary regime failed to check him when he made the unfounded allegations against Paul Afoko and Kwabena Agyepong, the Chairman and the General Secretary of the party respectively, who were democratically elected at a national delegates congress and placed the burden of defence on them.
“Our flag bearer has been viciously maligned by our opponents in the past and asked to disprove their allegations. For Addison to use the same tactic on the chairman and the general secretary is untenable,” the former envoy to Serbia and Montenegro said.
"The grass roots can see a pattern of behaviour now. They can see those who are sowing seeds of conflict between elected party leaders and the flag bearer for their own gain,” Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe observed.
"It is a good thing that the grass roots defied Addison's tactics, but mark my words, the failure to discipline him and the others who have become untouchable due to their relationship with the flag bearer will lead to trouble in the future,” Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe warned.
"As for me I won't be gagged. I will say it as it is,” he concluded.