Election 2016 Withdrawing security guard of disqualified 12 laudable - Dr Aning

The Ghana Police Service withdrew the services of its personnel following the announcement their disqualification by the EC Chair Mrs Charlotte Osei on Monday, October 10.

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Security Analyst Dr Kwesi Aning has indicated that the withdrawal of police guards assigned to the disqualified presidential nominees is a step in the right direction.

The Ghana Police Service withdrew the services of its personnel following the announcement their disqualification by the EC Chair Mrs Charlotte Osei on Monday, October 10.

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"They don't deserve security detail because they are no more presidential aspirants. The police have done what is right and proper," he told Accra-based Class FM.

"It's about saving money for the state. … Immediately they have been disqualified, they lose the privilege to have that security. … They were ordinary citizens before they became presidential aspirants," he added.

The Police Service earlier revealed it had initiated the process to withdraw the security personnel assigned to the 12 presidential aspirants who were disqualified by the EC from running the race to the flagstaff house.

Speaking on Accra-based Class FM, Superintendent Arthur said: “We have commenced the process of withdrawing the security personnel assigned to the presidential aspirants. …We are going to withdraw them as soon as possible.”

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The Electoral Commission (EC) disqualified 12 presidential hopefuls from contesting the presidency citing anomalies like fraudulent signatures, the absence of a required number of signatures, improper filing of nomination forms, among others, as the reasons for their disqualification.

The disqualified nominees are Hassan Ayariga of the All People’s Congress (APC),  Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom representing the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Edward Mahama of the People's National Convention (PNC), Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Dr Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) and host of others.

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