VIDEO: I don’t want to be a President elected by deceit – Akufo-Addo calls for transparency as he files nomination


President Akufo-Addo has filed his nomination at Electoral Commission (EC) ahead of the upcoming General Election.

The flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is seeking a second term to man the affairs of the country.

Following the presentation of the relevant documents to facilitate his candidature in the December polls, he urged the EC to safeguard the integrity of the process.

The President added that an opaque election will not be in the interest of his administration.

“I am not interested in any crooked results. I don’t want to be President elected by deceit. I look forward to a contest that will be fairly conducted,” he told the EC officials on Tuesday.

“So that if indeed by the grace of the Almighty, I am again the choice of the Ghanaian people, it will be one that was freely and openly demonstrated,” he emphasised.

While lauding the systems instituted by the Commission so far, the NPP flagbearer expressed confidence in the outfit to deliver a clean process devoid of irregularities.

“You are the referees of the contest. The election is supposed to be decided by the people of Ghana. We are hoping that the rules that will be put in place will enable the Ghanaian people to manifest their will on December 7, and choose the next government of the fourth Republic.”

Meanwhile, Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa indicated that her outfit has instituted two committees to vet the forms presented by the flagbearer.

According to her, these teams namely; the Technical Committee and I.T. Committee are tasked to peruse the documents presented by the President following which the Commission will validate the candidature of the flagbearer.

This is to ensure that President Akufo-Addo is in good standing with regards to age, tax requirement among other developments necessary in facilitating the process.