The Eastern Regional Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Jeff Konadu has said the party will resort to legal means to stop any defeated aspirant in the just ended parliamentary primaries from going independent.
Forty incumbents lost their tickets in the internal polls held on Saturday June 20, 2020.
Reports have it that some of these aspirants plan to go independent.
However, in an interview with the media, Mr Konadu said, “anyone who picked forms to contest the primaries, which is a process from the opening of nomination, picking of forms to the day of the election and after the election, is expected to abide by the rules of the primaries”.
“If along the line you were not successful during vetting or the election, and you disregarded the reconciliation processes to be embarked on by a team led by the Regional Chairman and Regional Council of elders, and still go ahead to contest as an independent candidate, it means you have breached the constitution of the party, for which we will immediately chase you out of the party.”
“Secondly, because you signed to agree on the rules and regulations of the primaries, we will go to court to stop you from contesting as an independent candidate, and the police will go round to remove all your posters. We can even stop you physically from campaigning in the Constituency,” he added.