Phillip Addison et al to know fate in primaries on Saturday

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced Saturday, July 25 as date for parliamentary primaries in eight constituencies including Klottey Korle Constituency, where popular lawyer Philip Addison is contesting the seat.

Already, the party has elected its parliamentary candidates for 256 constituencies with a new date to be set for the remainder after Saturday’s elections.

Saturday will see, aside Klottey Korle, Tema West, Tema Central, Obom-Domeabra, Okaikoi South, Kintampo North, Juabeng and Kwesimintsim elect their 2016 parliamentary candidates.

“Constituency Election Committees of these Constituencies are to liaise with the respective District Directors of the Electoral Commission for the selection of appropriate venues and to ensure the smooth conduct of the Primaries,” a statement issued by General Secretary Kwabena Agyepong on Wednesday said.

“All earlier operational directives issued in this regard will be in effect.”

Apart from Klottey Korle, where Philip Addison – who headed NPP’s legal team during the 2012 election petition – will face contests from a former constituency chairman, Tema West will also be hotly contested with incumbent Member of Parliament Irene Naa Torshie Addo strongly challenged by Carlos Ahenkorah.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana



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