The Electoral Commission on Monday, 10th October, 2016, set the stage for four presidential aspirants to contest the 2016 elections.
Out of seventeen (17) presidential candidates who submitted their nomination forms, only four were accepted to contest this year's elections.
Chairperson of the Commission at a press conference, Monday indicated that the aspirants were disqualified for failing to meet the set criteria.
According to the EC, a candidate may face disqualification if "the nomination form is not properly signed by the candidate;
statutory declaration is not properly executed; Filing fees not presented in requested mode or amount; Less than two registered voters per district sign the nomination forms; nomination forms are not properly signed by all the subscribing voters; candidate or the designated vice president nominee does not meet the legal requirements of the nominated office".
Barring any objections or court action, the following four presidential aspirants will have their names on the ballot papers during the elections:
Nana Addo–Dankwa Akufo-Addo – New Patriotic Party
John Dramani Mahama – National Democratic Congress
Ivor Kobina Greenstreet – Convention Peoples’ Party
Jacob Osei Yeboah – Independent Candidate
Meanwhile, the following candidates have been disqualified:
Akwasi Addai Odike – United Progressive Party
Akua Donkor – Ghana Freedom Party
Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker – Independent candidate
Thomas Nuako Ward-Brew – Democratic People’s Party
Mrs. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings – National Democratic Party
Richard Nixon Tetteh – United Development Systems Party
Dr. Henry Herbert Lartey – Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP)
Papa Kwesi Nduom – Progressive People’s Party (PPP)
Kwabena Adjei- Reform Patriotic Democrat
Kofi Akpaloo- Independent People’s Party
Nana Agyenim Boateng – United Front Party
Edward Nasigri Mahama – PNC
Hassan Ayariga – All Peoples’ Congress (APC)
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