Lawyer Philip Addison has been elected
parliamentary candidate for the New Patriotic
Party in the Klottey Korley constituency.
In a hotly contested election, Saturday,
Addison polled 396 to beat his closest
contender Nii Noi Nortey who polled 367.
Joy News’ Latif Iddris reports Nortey has left
the party’s headquarters where the elections
were held. Addison in his all white apparel is
exchanging pleasantries with delegates present.
According to Iddris, there were 765 total votes
cast with two rejected ballots.
Delegates queued early Saturday morning to
anxiously vote for their preferred aspirant. The
election was without controversy, at least as
compared to the botched August 2, 2015
election which had Nii Noi being declared
Both aspirants were satisfied with the activities
surrounding the elections.
Unlike the previous election, Addison said all
his supporters found their names in the album
and were able to vote.
His contender, Nii Noi Nortey also shared
similar sentiments. “So far so good” he said,
but said until votes are cast and results
declared he would have to be vigilant.
With the results out, it is not clear yet if Nii
Noi will hold on to his earlier comments.
Lawyer Addison in an interview with Joy News’
Latiff iddris said “I feel vindicated it has been
one year now since we started the process…the
media blitz has been predominantly negative.
So today I feel vindicated by the results.
“It has been one year of wrangling, insults
what have you…now today it is all over. Today
is the time to start building bridges and
friendships that bring the party together. That
Some supporters of the victor could not hold
their joy either. “It is amazing, we have
expected this and it is almost one year now so
we are very happy,” one told Latiff.
He is confident that Mr Addision will lead the
NPP to win the seat in the constituency.
Source : ghanaweb.com