Election 2016 Franklin Cudjoe hails EC after disqualification

The Electoral Commission disqualified 12 presidential nominees citing fraudulent signatures, the absence of required number of signatures, improper filing of nomination forms, among others as the reasons for their disqualification.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

President of policy think tank IMANI Ghana has hailed the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) for disqualifying 12 presidential hopefuls after they failed to meet the criteria to become president.

Cudjoe said on his Facebook timeline: “More power to the Electoral Commissioner.”

READ ALSO:Election 2016 Nduom, Ayariga and Konadu disqualified by EC

Madam Charlotte Osei who made this announcement in a press conference cited filing anomalies including fraudulent signatures, the absence of required number of signatures, improper filing of nomination forms, among others as the reasons for their disqualification.

The disqualified presidential aspirants include All People’s Congress’s Hassan Ayariga; Dr Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP), Kofi Akpaloo of the Independent People’s Party (IPP), Kwabena Adjei of the Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP).

READ MORE:Election 2016 EC rejects IPP's parliamentary filing fees

The others include: Dr Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidate Popular Party (GCPP), Richard Nixon Tetteh (United Development Systems Party), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Ward Brew of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent candidate, and Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP). Mr Akwesi Adae Odike of the United Progressive Party’s nomination is on hold pending a court case.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 John Mahama Zimbabweans attack Mahama after his 'hero' praise for Mugabebullet
2 Politics Ghana must offer Mugabe asylum - Okudzeto Ablawkabullet
3 Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu Mugabe is a 'disgrace' - Majority Leaderbullet
4 In Zimbabwe Mugabe's ending is sad, Mahama saysbullet
5 Zimbabwe Matters Deal with crisis through 2018 elections - Kofi...bullet
6 Elections In Ghana Money does not win elections - Kwabena Donkorbullet
7 Confusion NPP suspends four members over School Feeding brawlbullet
8 2018 Budget 'Azonto' budget had no message; it only got...bullet
9 Inspiration Bawumia praises Mahama for this one reasonbullet
10 RIP Check out throwback photo of KABA from his...bullet

Top Videos

1 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwebullet
2 Video Captain Smart CRIES over KABA’s deathbullet
3 No Appointment I'm ready to sweep the Flagstaff House for a fee -...bullet
4 Elections 2020 I'm ready to be the next President of Ghana –...bullet
5 Parliamentary Bribery Saga Opoku Prempeh insulted me – Suhuyinibullet
6 Video Ken Agyapong vows to commit suicide if Mahama is not jailedbullet
7 Video Appiah Stadium warns Mahama against his close associatesbullet
8 Watch Video NPP bigwigs danced at Cape Coast delegates...bullet
9 Video Ex-president John Mahama preaches at Assemblies of...bullet
10 Politics Ghana must offer Mugabe asylum - Okudzeto Ablawkabullet

Politics