Lawyer Philip Addison Independent Parliamentary || Lead Counsel for the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) in the historic 2012 election petition case will contest the 2020 parliamentary elections in the Akuapem North seat as an Independent Parliamentary Candidate.
We can confirm that Philip Addison’s posters are out in Akropong and some surrounding areas in the Akuapem North Constituency of the Eastern Region
Campaign Coordinator, Mr. Appenteng confirmed that the astute lawyer will contest the seat as an independent candidate despite calls from the Presidency for him to step down in order not to steal some votes of the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Nana Ama Dokuah.
“Yes he will contest the seat as an independent candidate and we are preparing towards that”, he revealed.
Lawyer Addison is believed to have rejected promises by the Presidency that he will be considered as the next Attorney General and Minister of Justice should Nana Akufo-Addo retains his seat as the President of the Republic of Ghana in the December elections.
About half of the constituency delegates of NPP, are strongly behind Mr. Addison and are therefore urging him to contest the seat.
They are said to be unhappy with the incumbent MP whom they described as not visible and has done very little in the constituency since elected as the MP in 2016.
Investigations in the constituency revealed that quite a number of the electorates will vote for the learned lawyer if he contests the Akuapem North seat.
It would be recalled that Philip Addison together with Dr. Twumasi were disqualified to contest the Akuapem North primaries, for the reason that they have not nurtured the constituency.
This led to agitations and tensions among the constituency and polling center executives, with some accusing the presidency for masterminding that since the MP’s father plays a key role in the seat of government.
Mr. Addison contested the Korley Klottey seat for NPP in the 2016 elections but lost narrowly to Ezeanator Rawlings, daughter of former President Rawlings.