Election 2016 9 Presidential aspirants file nominations for presidency

The EC had fixed September 29 and 30 for the filing of the nominations and GHc50,000 for presidential and GHc10,000 for parliamentary aspirants.

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Nine presidential hopefuls have submitted their nomination forms to enable them to contest in the December 7 elections.

The Presidential nominee of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo submitted his forms to the Electoral Commission to contest in the general elections.

Nana Akufo-Addo was assisted by the acting National Chairman of the NPP, Mr Freddie Blay, and the acting General Secretary, Mr John Boadu.

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Nana Akufo-Addo said being the first to file showed that the NPP would emerge victorious in the elections.

The second to submit his forms was the flag bearer of UPP, Mr Addai.

He said he had complied with all the regulations of the EC, which included the filing of his tax obligations, his assets declaration certificate and two signatories from each of the 275 constituencies.


Speaking to the press, Nana Boateng said the EC ought to enforce the Political Parties Law which required all the parties to have offices in two-thirds of the constituencies, since most of the parties did not qualify to contest the elections.

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President John Mahama of the NDC also filed his nomination forms.

The Vice president, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, and the General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia submitted the forms on behalf of the president.


The Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho; Greater Accra Regional Chairman, Ade Coker and other members of the NDC also accompanied the Vice President.

Former first lady of the land, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, filed her nomination forms to indicate her preparedness for the 2016 presidential polls

In 2012, the former first lady was disqualified from the contesting the polls after the EC announced that she failed to properly fill out her nomination forms.


The rest were Mr Kofi Apaloo of the Independent People’s Party (IPP), Madam Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) and Mr Kwabena Adjei of the Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD).

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