A defeated candidate in the just ended National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary primaries in Assin South, Nicholas Nana Baffoe, has announced his decision to contest as an independent candidate in the 2024 general elections.
Mr. Baffoe lost to his contender Kofi Baidoo after he polled 504 as against 538 votes on Saturday, May 13, 2023.
His agitations stemmed from what he described as a war waged against him by the regional party executives who he alleged, openly campaigned for his defeat.
He believes he would have won the primaries hands down if the regional party executives had remained neutral before and during the election.
“Would they have the moral right to reconcile with me whiles they knew they did not stay neutral? No, clearly, Assin South NDC is not ready for unity.
“I will go independent, an official announcement will be made on Saturday,” he stated this on Assin Fosu-based Rich FM while sharing his frustration on the station’s morning show programme monitored by Angelonline.com.gh.
He described his contender as a friend, saying prior to the primaries, both assured themselves of working together no matter the outcome.
“But the regional executives failed to exercise their monitoring responsibility with absolute neutrality as the law requires,” he claimed.