NPP supporters threaten Appeals Committee to pass two disqualified MP aspirants
Scores of supporters of two aspiring Members of Parliament have besieged the head quarters of the New Patriotic Party in a last gasp attempt to have their candidates passed for Saturday's parliamentary primaries.
Carlos Ahinkorah contesting for the slot of Tema West and Nii Noi Nortey for Korley Klottey have both been disqualified in a preliminary vetting held in their respective constituencies.
But at the party's headquarters, Thursday, is a final meeting by an appeals committee to take a second look at the basis for disqualifying the two aspirants.
Nii Noi Nortey has been accused of submitting a fake certificate from the University of Ghana.
The fate of the two men hangs menacingly in the hands of the appeals committee members but their supporters are not living any stone unturned to have them passed.
And they came with threats, demands and accusations. The supporters believe Naa Torshie and Philip Addison both of whom are contesting the Tema West and Korle Klottey constituencies respectively are behind the disqualification of their candidates.
With placards and chants the supporters want their candidates passed for Saturday's primaries or they will not vote for the NPP candidate in the 2016 elections.
Joy News' Kwakye Afreh Nuamah says the committee members are deep in deliberations on the matter and will soon come out with a decision.
One of the embattled aspirants Nii Noi Nortey later told Afreh he had been cleared by the Appeals Committee and would contest the primaries. Even though the party is set for its primaries on Saturday July 13 to elect new Members of Parliament, Nii Noi said the part has decided to have that of Korley Klottey on the 27 June, 2015.
Members of the Appeals Committee are yet to confirm this detail.