The New Patriotic Party (NPPâ€™s) failed parliamentary aspirant for the Klottey Korley constituency, Nii Noi Nortey, has declared that he will contest the November 7 elections as an independent candidate.
Mr Nortey narrowly lost a re-run of the primary to Philip Addison last month.
At a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, Mr Nortey said he would go independent in November. â€œIt has gotten to this because the masses, the youth, the voiceless are calling onto Nii Noi Nortey to stand as an independent candidate. I am for the people. I aim to serve the people,â€ he said.
He accused the NPP leadership of manipulating the re-run in favour of Mr Addison, saying: â€œWhat is it there for an organization that cannot protect its own? I have done my part for his party. I have been obedient. I have been respectfulâ€¦ 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.â€
Analysts assert that Mr Norteyâ€™s decision to go independent will lead to defeat for the NPP.Â