Election 2016 Ayariga unveils Running Mate

The 64-year-old Carl Bartels is from Elmina in the Central Region and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ghana and Nigeria, with over 17 years of working experience.

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Hassan Ayariga (Left) and Carl Bartels play

Hassan Ayariga (Left) and Carl Bartels

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The Flagbearer of the All People’s Party’s (APC), Hassan Ayariga has selected Emmanuel Carl Bartels as his running mate for the 2016 polls.

The 64-year-old Carl Bartels is from Elmina in the Central Region and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ghana and Nigeria, with over 17 years of working experience.

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Mr. Emmanuel Carl Bartels, until his election on Friday, was the First National Vice-Chairman of the All People’s Party.

In his acceptance speech at a ceremony in Accra to outdoor him, Mr Carl Bartels said he believed in the ideals of the APC flag bearer and would therefore complement his efforts in winning the December 7 polls.

“I saw what he [Ayariga] had and said this program and policy objectives looked good. This policy about all-inclusive governance and realized that it has the ingredient of biding the whole country and various ideologies together,” he said.

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APC was provisionally certified by the Electoral Commission of Ghana in February, a few days after its formation.

Mr. Ayariga established APC after losing the presidential primaries of the People’s National Convention to former candidate Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama.

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