The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu, has said that the party will not hesitate to sue any Parliamentary aspirant who decide to contest as an independent candidate after losing the party’s primaries.
According to Mr Boadu, the decision to sue losing candidates forms part of efforts by the National Executives of the party to stop several known NPP members in the constituencies from contesting and splitting votes during elections.
Political parties in power have most of the times lost seats after Parliamentary aspirants who are thought to be popular in certain constituencies decide to contest as independent candidate.
These independent candidates tend to split votes leading the parties they originated from to lose the seat. Others who also win the seat join their party’s MPs after being sworn in in Parliament.
John Boadu insists the NPP is working on eliminating the situation where aggrieved aspirants decide to contest as independent candidates.
And this, he said include the party dragging any aspirant who contests as an independent candidate upon losing the primaries.
“The party (NPP) will sue anyone who decides to contest independent upon losing the parliamentary primaries…,” he said in Twi in an interview GhanaNewsPage.Com monitored on Oman FM.
He further said that the party will put in place various measures to help address the grievances of aggrieved NPP Parliamentary aspirants.
He however warns that contesting as an independent should not be party of the strategy of any losing candidate.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com