The Central Committee of the Convention People’s Party has nullified the parliamentary primary in the Ellembele constituency which elected Freddy Blay as the party’s parliamentary candidate for the constituency.

The committee has not assigned any reason for its decision.

Freddy Blay who is the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament was elected last week to contest the seat for the fourth time on the CPP’s ticket.

However speaking to Joy News, General Secretary of the CPP, Mr Ivor Greenstreet said the party does not recognise Mr. Blays re-election.

“What this exactly means is that the results of the parliamentary primaries which elected Mr Freddy Blay are null and void,” he stated.

He added “In accordance with that the Central Committee also wishes to make it clear that until the Central Committee approves of elected parliamentary candidates they cannot file with the Electoral Commission on the ticket of the Convention People’s Party.”

Party officials say a final decision is yet to be taken on possible sanctions against Mr Blay for allegedly endorsing the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Mr Blay is also said to have suggested that his party should forget about winning the presidency and rather focus on winning more parliamentary seats.

The party has just three representatives in the legislature.

Listen to Ivor Greenstreet’s interview with Joy News

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