NPP Klottey Korle votes amidst tight security [Photos]

About 800 delegates of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), in the Klottey Korle Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, started voting on Saturday morning in a primary re-run, to elect  a Parliamentary Candidate for the November polls.

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The voting is taking place amidst tight security at the NPP’s head office at Asylum Down, which is situated within the Klottey Korle Constituency.

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Philip Addison

Philip Addison

Citi News’ Kojo Agyemang reported that voting started at 8: 30 am, and that nearly half of the 790 delegates have voted.

Kojo says supporters of both candidates who are not delegates have been prevented by a number of police personnel from accessing the voting grounds.

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Why a re-run?

The re-run of the primary was necessitated by a court order after the first primary in August 2015, saw Nii Noi Nortey emerge as the winner.

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In that primary, Philip Addison, who was lead counsel for the NPP’s 2012 election petition, polled a meager 22, while Nii Nortey, polled 393 votes.

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Nii Adjei Tawiah, a third contestant who has now pulled out of the re-run to back Philip Addison, had 19 votes.

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By: Marian Efe Ansah/

Photos By: Kojo Agyemang