Election 2016 Ayariga pours fresh scorn on EC for disqualification

Filled with bitterness, the disqualified APC flagbearer threatened to make sure that the 'whole' election result is cancelled if " a presiding officer of the EC makes one common mistake, without signing" the election declaration result form.

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play Hassan Ayariga of the All People's Congress (APC) has unleashed perhaps his strongest diatribe against the Electoral Commission yet, using the launch of the party's campaign in the Ashaiman constituency to call out the EC.
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Hassan Ayariga of the All People's Congress (APC) has unleashed perhaps his strongest diatribe against the Electoral Commission yet, using the launch of the party's campaign in the Ashaiman constituency to call out the commission.

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Filled with bitterness, the disqualified APC flagbearer threatened to make sure that the 'whole' election result is cancelled if "a presiding officer of the EC makes one common mistake, without signing" the election declaration result form.

“I shall ensure that the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections are nullified in this country should I realize that any of the EC staff has failed to properly fill any pink sheet,” he stressed to cheers from the small crowd gathered to listen to him.

He continued:  “why should the EC disqualify some of us on the grounds of negligible mistakes on our forms and yet expect us to pardon it when it’s members and staff commits same in the upcoming elections. No! I shall ensure due court processes are followed to ensure that the elections are nullified.”

The goal of the EC, he said, was to reduce Ghana to a two party state.

Since he was disqualified about a week ago, the APC flagbearer has struggled to come to terms with his current predicament.

Ayariga, a week ago, said the EC chair Charlotte Osei was not 'fit' to be the head of the commission, using crude language like 'who the fuck are you' and 'foolish' on her.

Gender activists are yet to condemn his onslaught on Charlotte Osei.

Hassan Ayaria is often accused of not being a serious presidential candidate and a comic relief in the presidential race. Some analysts have even accused him of doing the bidding of the governing National Democratic Congress.

Shouting on top of his voice, the disqualified APC flagbearer said he is still in the race despite his disqualification.

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"I have come here today to demonstrate to you that I have not stopped campaigning and I will never stop campaigning," he said. "No, no, no...," he screamed.

He called the mistakes on his nomination forms that resulted in his disqualification as mere errors.

The commission last week disqualified 13 presidential aspirants for failing to meet the requirements in CI 94, the instrument governing this year's polls.



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