Nii Noi Nortey

A request by the former Chairman of the Klottey-Korle constituency, Nii Noi Nortey, to rejoin the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been put on hold, General Secretary John Boadu has revealed.

According to Mr Boadu, the National Executive Council of the party intends to revisit the request after the governing party’s April 25 parliamentary primaries.

Following his loss to Philip Addison in the Klottey-Korle parliamentary primary in the lead up to the 2016 general election, a bitter Mr Nortey decided to contest as an independent candidate but lost to Dr Zanetor Rawlings of the National Democratic Congress.

Many party supporters blamed the NPP’s loss on Mr Nortey whom they accused of ruining the party’s chances at the polls.

Speaking on Ekosii Sen Monday, January 20, Mr Boadu said Mr Nortey has written to the party to plead to rejoin but they are yet to pay any attention to that. 

“The National Council after our primaries will sit on that case. If you are with the party and lose a primary but you go ahead to contest as an independent candidate, then we can’t trust you at all. I called Nii Noi to be part of my operations team after his loss but he decided to contest as an independent candidate,” the NPP General Secretary told host of the show, Philip Osei Bonsu, popularly known as OB. 

He added that “the amnesty will come after our primaries because we can’t allow you to profit from wrongdoing.”