A New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Aspirant for the Klottey Korle Constituency, Nii Noi Nortey, says he will triumph over the National Democratic Congress’ Parliamentary Candidate if he emerges the winner in the party’s Saturday primary.
“I can beat Zanetor, but we would have to work hard to beat her,” he said in a Citi News interview.
Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings, was elected as the Parliamentary Candidate for the NDC in Klottey Korley.
Nii Noi Nortey on the other hand, is also vying to lead the NPP in the area, after a poll that elected him as the parliamentary candidate, was annulled by a court.
The court made the order after the two persons who contested him challenged the results.
In that election, Nii Nortey polled 393 votes, while Philip Addison and Nii Adjei Tawiah polled 22 and 19 votes respectively.
Nii Nortey’s contender, Philip Addison on the other hand, has said he will beat the former President’s daughter should he emerge winner in Saturday’s primary.
But even Dr. Zanetor Rawlings has a lawsuit hanging on her neck, as the party’s incumbent MP, Nii Armah Ashietey, who she convincingly beat in last year’s primary, is challenging her election in court.
I’m bitter about primary re-run
Speaking to Citi News, Nii Nortey said although he feels bitter about the election re-run, he is hopeful he will emerge the winner on February 27.
“We all feel bitter about it but like I said, victory comes from God; and the Bible tells us hard work pays. The delegates on the ground know what they want, after my victory, the whole party must unite in the constituency and work towards victory come November 7,” he added.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana