The Electoral Commission has disqualified twelve presidential nominees after filing of nominations closed today (October 10, 2016).
The presidential nominees include All Peoples Congress’s Hassan Ayariga; Dr Edward Mahama of the Peoples 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).
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). Akwesi Adae Odike of the United Progressive Party’s nomination is on hold pending a court case.
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Madam Osei cited some irregularities on their forms which include fraudulent signatures, absence of required number of signatures, improper filing of nomination forms among others as the reasons for their disqualification.
In the case of Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom he did not meet the number of signatories required to sign his document.
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Meanwhile, nominations of President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nana Akufo-Addo of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ivor Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and Jacob Osei Yeboah – an independent aspirant have been accepted b y the EC.
Charlotte Osei revealed that some of the false information provided by the some of the nominees will be reported to the police for a possible arrest and prosecution.