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.

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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.”

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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).

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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.

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