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HEADLINES 

Multiple voter knocks out Konadu Agyeman Rawlings 

How Aseda killed Nduom’s 2016 presidential ambition

EC explains why PNC’s Dr. Mahama was disqualified

Why Ayariga was disqualified, accused of perjury 

Only four presidential candidates qualify for elections


IN THE NEWS

  • Multiple voters knock out Komadu Agyemang Rawlings 

The Electoral Commission announced on Monday that it was 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 C.I. 94.

According to the EC, one subscriber on page 89 of her nomination forms was not a validly registered voter. He had illegally registered twice and so was on the Exclusion list of multiple voters. 

  • How Aseda killed Nduom’s presidential ambition

In 2012 Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) emerged as the third best candidate in the general elections.

In 2016 however, neither his photo, name or the party’s logo may be on the presidential ballot paper because one of his subscribers, Richard Aseda from the Volta region has ‘killed’ his ambition.

According to the Electoral Commission (EC), it has disqualified Dr Nduom from the 2016 presidential elections because he was unable to raise the minimum required number of subscribers to support his nomination.

The details EC gave was that one subscriber Mr Richard Aseda (‘Asida’ on the Voters’ Register) with voter ID number 7812003957 endorsed Dr Nduom’s forms in two different districts (pages 21 and 39) in the Central region and with the same ID number in the Volta region.


  • EC explains why PNC’s Mahama was disqualified

The People’s National Convention’s flagbearer, Dr Edward Nasigri Mahama was disqualified from contesting Election 2016 because many subscribers of his candidature did not properly sign the nomination forms.

According to the Electoral Commission (EC), “Thumbprints, signatures or marks were omitted all together. For instance, no signatures on Page 16, 24, 28,” the chair of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei explained at a press conference in Accra on Monday.

“Two subscribers to Dr Mahama’s nomination also subscribed for another candidate, Hassan Ayariga of the APC. These are Abaako Issifu and Abudu Ayuba,” the EC chair said.

The EC explained that the signatures on Dr Mahama’s forms were different from those on Aryariga’s forms and raised questions on the legitimacy of the signatures.

According to the EC the matter would therefore be referred to the Ghana Police Service and the Attorney General for investigations and prosecution on grounds of forgery.

  • Why Ayariga was disqualified; accused of perjury 

The Electoral Commission (EC) has explained that it disqualified Mr Hassan Ayariga of the All People Congress (APC) as a presidential candidate because he made false declarations in his nomination forms.

According to the EC, Mr Ayariga would subsequently be referred to the Ghana Police Service and the Attorney General for investigations and prosecution on charges of perjury, making false declaration for office, deceiving a public officer and impersonation in respect of election.

  • Only four presidential candidates qualify for elections

Only four presidential aspirants have qualified to contest Election 2016. They are Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Dramani Mahama of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Convention Peoples Congress (CPP) and Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY), an independent candidate.


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