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Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings is no threat - Philip Addison

Philip Addison
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Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings is not known, contrary to perceptions that she is popular. That is the assertion of the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Klottey Korle parliamentary hopeful Philip Addison. 


“First of all, I think it’s a mistake or an error to talk about her popularity.

“I do not think she’s popular, I don’t think anybody knows her,” the legal practitioner told Citi FM when he was asked if the popularity of former President Jerry Rawlings’ daughter would not pose a threat to his chances of winning the Klottey Korle seat should he eventually emerge winner of the NPP’s primary in the constituency, which a court has ordered should be re-run.

“The person they know is her father, but our constituency is a cosmopolitan constituency, people are discerning and I believe that I’m a better known candidate than Zanetor.

“If her father was there when we won that seat on two occasions, after so many years in power, if he couldn’t maintain the seats during those periods, now that he’s out of power, what extraordinary [thing] can he provide to let them win,” Mr Addison, who represented his party’s flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo and two others in the famous 2012 election petition said.

Mr Addison and Nii Adjei Tawiah were beaten by Nii Noi Nortey in the first race of the NPP parliamentary primaries but the two filed a joint suit to have the results nullified.

Mr Addison is confident he would win the Klottey Korle seat if elected as the parliamentary candidate of the NPP in the re-run ahead of the November polls. In such an eventuality, his main contender will be Dr Rawlings, who is also fighting legal battles of her own, as far as her victory against the incumbent, Nii Armah Ashitey, is concerned. Her eligibility as a voter has been challenged in court.