Finally the Electoral Commission has come out with the list of the presidential candidates who have qualified and can be voted for in the upcoming elections in 7th December, 2020.
Twelve presidential aspirants has been cleared and given the go ahead to stand for the 2020 general elections. Those who made the list are; His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), former President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alfred Walker, an independent candidate, Christian Andrews, The Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Brigitte Dzogbenuku, People Progressive Party (PPP). Akua Donkor, Ghana Freedom Party, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, National Democratic Party (NDP), Hassan Ayariga, All Peoples’s Congress, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Convention Peoples Congress (CPP), Kofi Akpaloo, Liberal Party of Ghana, David Apasera, People’s National Convention (PNC) and Henry Herbert Lartey, Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP).
The other five disqualified candidates include independent candidates Kofi Koranteng, Marricke Kofi Gane, Akwasi Odike of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Kwesi Busumburu of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the United Front Party’s (UFP) Agyenim Boateng.
Their cases bothered on allegations of forgery of signatures and the manufacturing of endorsees which will be forwarded to the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further probe.
EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa told the media their decision was based on the verification and authentication reports it received from its technical team. Meanwhile, the EC indicated that the ¢100,000 filing fee will be refunded to all disqualified aspirants in line with the rules surrounding the process.
By Surely Gh