Some New Patriotic Party (NPP) Executives of the Klortey Korle constituency are later today, expected to present a petition against failed Parliamentary candidate Lawyer Philip Addison over his campaign posters resurfacing in the constituency.
According to them, the party must sanction Mr Addison if he’s found to have been involved in pasting his posters since the development smacks of indiscipline.
Posters of the Legal practitioner are awash in Klortey Korle, fueling speculations that the parliamentary primary in that area will be re-run following a complaint of irregularities made to the party executives by Addison.
Constituency executives have condemned the situation, calling for an urgent intervention of the party before the issue gets out of hand.
Given how close Mr Addison is, to the Presidential Candidate of the NPP, Nana Akufo Addo, it was romoured soon after the primaries that per the controversy that characterized the polls, Nana Addo could likely use his influence to cause a re-run of the election. His recent pictures splashed all over the place have heightened the possibility of such a move.
But speaking to Kasapa News, Samuel Oquaye stated that delegates will resist any attempt should the party decide to hold new elections, as the wish of the people have already been decided.
“There will not be any re-run, out of about 850 delegates, nearly 400 voted for Nii Noi Nortey. Once the people have spoken emphatically there is no need for another election. A small committee cannot sit somewhere and decide against the choice of the people”.
Mr. Addison who was lawyer for the party during the 2012 election petition in the run up to the primary accused the General Secretary , Kwabena Agyepong of rushing the elections and had on previous occasion taken Nii Noi Nortey to court over alleged “fake” documents.
Addison and Nii Tawiah the other contender however earlier boycotted the election stating that the party had been unfair to them by taking a decision to hold the election on a Sunday.
Eventually Nii Noi pulled 393 votes to floor the two other contestants, who managed to garner 22 and 19 votes respectively.
Out of a total number of 850 delegates, 440 cast their ballots, while 410 did not exercise their franchise.