Tension is on the rise within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the La Dade-Kotopon constituency following reports of an alleged attempt by the party’s leadership to impose a new parliamentary candidate. The situation escalated after Dr. Gerald Tetteh Nyanyofio, who was previously acclaimed as the parliamentary candidate, decided to withdraw from the race.

According to some constituency delegates, communication from the party suggests that another individual will be selected to replace Dr. Nyanyofio. This move has sparked dissatisfaction among delegates, with calls for an open contest to choose the next candidate.

A group of delegates has taken action by petitioning the party’s national and regional executives, urging for transparency and fairness in the candidate selection process. They emphasized their willingness to abstain from the party’s campaigns if delegates are not given the opportunity to choose their preferred candidate through democratic means.

In response, Divine Otoo Agorhom, the Greater Accra regional NPP chairman, shed light on the nomination process, stating that only one individual expressed interest in contesting, who has also withdrawn from the race.