Politics of Friday, 13 March 2015
Source: Daily Guide
Lawyer Philip Addison, lead counsel in the election petition case in which Nana Akufo Addo, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Jake Obetsebi Lamptey went to Supreme Court over the integrity of the 2012 polls, has expressed interest in contesting for the Korley Klottey constituency parliamentary seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2016 polls.
Speaking to Nii Aniya on Oman FM’s Ga Saturday programme, the lawyer did not dispute the rumours which have made the rounds about his political ambition when he concurred “yes I will contest for the seat.”
Many learnt for the first time during the programme about the outstanding lawyer’s affinity with Osu.
“I was born in Osu Kinkawe. My mother hails from Osu Kinkawe,” he told the host of the programme.
He, however, said he has to inform the executives of the party before a formal announcement to that effect as a mark of deference.
But for the radio station posing the question about his political intention, he said he would have kept it to his chest until the appropriate time.
“Now that you have asked me all I have to say is yes I intend contesting,” he told his host.
The lawyer proved his legal mettle during his cross-examination of Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan in the heat of the proceedings at the Supreme Court and won a lot of admirers from across the political spectrum.
He and Dr Bawumia became the iconic faces of the Supreme Court hearing and so when his name popped up as one of the possible contestants for the Korley Klottey constituency in the Greater Accra Region, the picture of the election petition hearing was played back in the memories of many.