The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has struck out the name of Nii Noi Nortey from the party's register for going independent in the 2016 Parliamentary elections.
It could be recalled that Nii Noi Nortey's candidature was contested in court by his contender Philip Addison after the former won the bid to contest the Parliamentary seat.
He lost out to his contender following deep-seated division, after the latter (Philip Addison) was elected the party's Parliamentary candidate for the December polls in a re-run.
The NPP, in a press statement, indicated that in accordance with Article 3 of the constitution, Nii Noi Nortey ceases "to be a member of the party and your name has therefore been struck out from the list of the registered members of the party.
Accordingly, you are requested to desist from using the name, colours and symbol of the party in your campaign and also to handover any party property in your custody."
Read full statement below:
23rd November, 2016
FORFEITURE OF MEMBERSHIP
It has come to the notice of the Executives of the Klottey-Korle constituency of the New Patriotic Party that you are standing as an independent candidate in the forthcoming elections.
Article 3 (Section H, sub-section 1) of the NPP constitution states inter-allia: A member of a party who stands as an independent candidate against the officially elected candidate of the party or who joins or declares his or her support for another political party, or for an independent candidate when the party has sponsored a candidate in a general or by-election automatically forfeits his or her membership of the party.
In accordance with the provisions of the constitution, we hereby give you notice that you have ceased to be a member of the party and your name has therefore been struck out from the list of the registered members of the party.
Accordingly, you are requested to desist from using the name, colours and symbol of the party in your campaign and also to handover any party property in your custody.
Cc: The Presidential candidate
The Acting Chairman
The Acting General Secretary
The Greater Accra Regional Chairman
The Council of Elders (Klottey-Korle)
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