Independent aspiring Member of Parliament for Klottey Korley, Nii Noi Nortey, has disassociated himself from campaign posters with a side-by-side picture of him and the presidential candidates of the various parties.
Campaign posters of Mr Nortey and the presidential candidates of the New Patriotic Party, National Democratic Congress, Progressive People’s Party, People’s National Convention and the Convention People’s Party have since Tuesday surfaced on social media
But the campaign team of Mr Nortey has denied knowledge of such posters, and accused those the team says are opponents of Mr Nortey in the elections in the constituency of being behind the posters which are being circulated on social media.
We believe this activities are aimed at tarnishing the hard won reputation of Nii Noi Nortey. Please take note that this is not coming from Nii Noi Nortey nor our campaign office,” the campaign team said in a statement issued Wednesday.
“We will work with any presidential candidate elected to lead Ghana in the next four years but we want to state unequivocally that we are an independent candidate with much support base across the political divide and as such do not attach ourselves to any presidential candidate of any political party,” the statement said.
Mr Nortey in March this year resolved to fall out of the New Patriotic Party to contest the Klottey Korley constituency seat as he accused the party of scheming against him in the primaries which he first won but lost in a re-run to his contender, Philip Addison.
The former constituency chairman of the party was elected winner in the primary held last year with a total of 393 votes as against Mr Addison’s 22 votes, leaving a third contestant with 19 votes.
The two contestants raised red flags about the election which they boycotted due to the party’s refusal to change the date of the said primary. They then went to court where an order was given for a re-run of the primary in the constituency
Addison polled 396 to emerge winner in the re-run primary. Nii Nortey polled 367