Member of the Klottey Korle constituency are allegedly displeased that their former chairman, Nii Noi Nortey is desiring to return to the New Patriotic Party after going rogue in 2016.
A member of the Election and Research Committee of the party in the constituency, Mr Isaac Sarpong told Graphic Online that they do not support his bid to return.
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“We don’t need him in Klottey Korle constituency, the national executives can go ahead and accept him but we don’t need him here. He can go to any constituency but we in Klottey Korle will not accept him,” Mr. Sarpong said.
Nii Nortey after losing the Klottey Korle Parliamentary primary to Philip Addison in 2016 left the NPP and contested the general elections as an independent candidate but lost.
However on his birthday on Wednesday 3rd May, 2017, Nii Noi announced that he was taking steps to normalise ties with the NPP and apologised to the president and the Party.
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Mr Sarpong said the NPP’s woes in the constituency during the 2016 elections was attributable to the actions of its former chairman, who damaged the image of the then flag- bearer Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the party’s parliamentary aspirant.
However Nii Noi Nortey has revealed in a new interview that he did not apologise to be given a position as alleged by some of his critics.
“I did not apologize because I am seeking favours or want to be appointed to a position in the new government. I see the NPP as my mother party which is a fact I cannot run away from. I just realized I had stepped on toes and that needed to apologize”, he said.
The party has however said it is yet to receive a formal apology from the prodigal politician.