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Nii Noi Nortey goes independent, shuns NPP

Nii Noi NorteyDefeated Member of Parliament aspirant of the New Patriotic Party in the Klottey Korle constituency, Nii Noi Nortey has declared that he would contest as an independent candidate in the November 7 polls.

His decision follows what he describes as ‘extensive consultation’ with friends, colleagues and the grass root members in the constituency. Nii Noi Nortey won the first NPP primary in the constituency when he contested against Philip Addisson and one other.

Defeated Member of Parliament aspirant of the New Patriotic Party in the Klottey Korle constituency, Nii Noi Nortey has declared that he would contest as an independent candidate in the November 7 polls.

His decision follows what he describes as ‘extensive consultation’ with friends, colleagues and the grass root members in the constituency.

Nii Noi Nortey won the first NPP primary in the constituency when he contested against Philip Addison and one other.

He indicated that “as lawyer Addison said he has the support of the flagbearer, Nana Addo but I also want to say I have the support of the grassroot.”

Nii Noi lost the recent rerun of the primaries which was closely fought between him and the eventual winner, Phillip Addison.

Addison polled 396 out of the 765 votes cast, to beat his only contender, Nii Noi Nortey, who polled 367 votes. Out of 790 delegates expected to cast their ballot, only 765 voted. Two ballots were rejected.

After the election, his supporters were agitated and questioned the decision of the party to allow for a rerun. They accused the leadership of the NPP of being biased.

Addressing the media to outline his decision, Mr. Nortey said “I have done my part for his party. I have been obedient. I have been respectful, what we got back in return was for a party to go out there and not to defend its actions, what we got back in return was for the party to organize an election just to favour someone else.”

Source: tv3network.com

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