The lead counsel for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 election petition Lawyer Philip Addison has been disqualified from contesting the Akuapem North parliamentary seat. Mr. Addison who is hoping to contest the incumbent Member of Parliament Hon. Nana Ama Dokua and William Adjei Twumasi described his disqualification as premature and a planned agenda to allow only the incumbent MP to remain in Parliaments.
Lawyer Philip Addison who planned to win the seat at Akuapem North constituency as member of Parliament has written a petition to the party leadership after he was ‘removed’ from contesting in the June 20th Saturday primaries of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which will be held in 165 constituencies all over the country. Meanwhile the party leadership has also put on hold three constituencies from the upcoming primaries.
In his petition, he has “asked” the leadership of the party not to go ahead with their decision but to probe into his disqualification because he has met all requirements for the contest.
Lawyer Philip Addison who is so passionate about his disqualification has pleaded with the National Parliamentary Appeals Committee to investigate the cause of his disqualification and give him the opportunity to contest in the Saturday, June 20, 2020 parliamentary primaries of the party.
Mr. Addison stated that, he has worked hard to maintain the reputation of the party over the years including court cases. According to him, he has associated himself with chiefs and people of the Akuapem North Constituency which he thinks is a victory come through for him before he was deliberately disqualified.
“I have worked hard to enhance the image of the party in the Constituency. I have established a rapport with all the chiefs in the Constituency and within this short space of time I have endeared myself to a majority of the delegates and the electorates … I pray that the Committee will find my contributions to the party worthy of recognition.”
“I respectfully invite the Committee to look favourably on my petition, reverse the disqualification and allow me to contest the parliamentary primaries in the Akuapem North Constituency,”
Meanwhile, Lawyer Philip Addison prior to the December 2016 elections won the Klottey Korle NPP parliamentary primaries for the general election.
Unfortunately, the renowned Laywer lost greatly to the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings in the Parliamentary elections. It’s still unclear why he runs away from the Klottey Korley Constituency seat to Akuapem North Constituency meanwhile, he has a great influence in the former constituency.