Security analyst and executive director of the African Center for Security and Counter-Terrorism Emmanuel Mawanye Kotin has confirmed that he will run for the Saboba constituency parliamentary seat as an independent candidate in the 2024 general election.
Kotin, perceived as a heavyweight for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Saboba constituency, had tried to contest the NPP parliamentary primaries in 2020 but was disqualified. His disqualification caused his supporters in the constituency to spark protests and the destruction of the PNP constituency office.
His supporters had then threatened to defect to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) if his disqualification was not reversed. But the party caught on to his bluff, insisting that he was highly disqualified from participating.
After the 2020 incident, rumors abounded that Mr Kotin was to defect to the NDC due to his disqualification despite his work for the party in the constituency.
Now, although Kotin himself has confirmed, via social media, that he will run as an independent candidate in 2024. He is campaigning under the banner of making Saboba great.