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November Polls: Angry Nii Noi goes Independent

By Kwasi Adu
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP’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. “It 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,” he said.

He accused the NPP leadership of manipulating the re-run in favour of Mr Addison, saying: “What 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 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.”

Analysts assert that Mr Nortey’s decision to go independent will lead to defeat for the NPP.