- Nii Noi flouted party leadership's advice not to go independent and contested parliamentary seat independently
- He has returned to apologize to the party leadership for not heeding their counsel
- Ghanaians have expressed mixed feelings regarding his "sincere" apology
Ghanaians have expressed mixed emotions concerning "prodigal son" Nii Noi Nortey's apology towards New Patriotic Party (NPP) bigwigs in his attempt to come back into the fold of the now governing party.
Yesterday, April 3rd, reports stating that for New Patriotic Party (NPP) Kotey Korley constituency Chairman, Nii Noi Nortey has begged President Nana Addo along with other party executives to forgive him hit the public domain. The former NPP executive asked his former party members to forgive him, and has also hinted at his willingness to serve the party.
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Last year, prior to the December 7th elections, Nii Noi Nortey unsuccessfully went up against Lawyer Phillip Addison in contest for the party's Klotey Korle parliamentary slot.
After winning the party's initial primaries his opponents - Phillip Addison along with Mr. Nii Adjei Tawiah - took to an Accra High Court and had the initial primary's results annulled, saying "people who voted were not qualified”.
This decision didn't seem to sit with Mr. Nortey. Contrary to the party leadership's advice - who wanted to present a united front - the relatively young party chair opted to strike out on his own and contest the parliamentary seat independently.
"I have arrived at the decision, which resonates with the masses, to declare that I, Valentino Nii Noi Nortey, shall contest as parliamentary candidate in the 2016 parliamentary election in Klottey Korle constituency," he said.
Now in response to Valntino Nii Noi Nortey's apology, some Ghanaians have raised what maybe the most pertinent question in the matter: Would Nii Noi Nortey have apologized to the party's executives had they lost the elections?
Speaking what's on everyone's minds...
While other Ghanaians have chosen to outright damn the former constituency chairman for his lack of judgment, loyalty and... well, pretty much everything else.
Will there be a next time...?
Unprincipled Nii Noi...
Fortunately for Nii Noi Nortey, not all responses have been negative...even though these are in the minority.
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