Election 2016 Konadu threatens suit against EC over disqualification

Nana Konadu was disqualified along with 12 other presidential candidates by the EC for filing anomalies.

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Former first lady and flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings has petitioned the Electoral Commission against her disqualification from the December presidential elections.

Nana Konadu was disqualified along with 12 other presidential candidates by the EC for filing anomalies.

With regards to Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, Chairperson of the EC, Charlotte Osei said: “The Commission is unable to accept Mrs Rawlings’ nomination because the number of subscribers to her forms did not meet the requirements of Regulation 7 (2) (b) of CI 94. One subscriber on page 89 of her nomination forms is not a validly registered voter, and illegally registered twice, and, so, is on the Exclusion list of multiple voters. Details are Salifu Abdulai District: Nanumba South, Voter ID no: 6617004814 (28.3.2012), Voter ID no: 2126900022 (04.8.2014).”

Read more: EC Chair a threat to Ghana's democracy - Konadu

However, in a petition addressed to the Chair of the EC by lawyers for Nana Konadu, have warned the EC to reinstate Konadu or face a court action within 24 hours.

Lawyers for Mrs Rawlings, Bentsi-Enchill Letsa and Ankomah chambers, said: “Our clients disagree with you and state that you have no power to proceed in this manner. This is because although section 27 of the Representation of the People Act, 1992 (PNDCL 284) provides that a person who registers twice may be disqualified from voting, there must have been a conviction for the offence and then a term of imprisonment imposed before a disqualification can take effect.”

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The presidential nominees disqualified by the EC include flagbearer of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga; Dr Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC); Dr Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP); and Kofi Akpaloo of the Independent People’s Party (IPP); Kwabena Adjei of the Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD).

See also: 17 presidential aspirants file nominations to contest

Others include: Dr Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP); Mr Richard Nixon Tetteh (United Development Systems Party); Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP); Thomas 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 Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party’s nomination is on hold pending a court case.

Click here to read the suit filed by Konadu: Konadu threatens suit against EC

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