5 presidential aspirants disqualified


Chairperson for the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa has made a disclosure about the status of Presidential aspirants for the upcoming General Election.

What can be described as a surprising update especially to the various candidates affected.The Electoral Commission (EC) has disqualified five presidential aspirants from contesting in the upcoming polls.

This was made known at the press conference in Accra. The EC indicated that a myriad of issues triggered the disqualification, most of which involve the details provided by the political parties at the filing stage.

The aspirants affected 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.

The Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will handles cases that bother on allegations of forgery of signatures and manufacturing of endorsees.

The fortunate aspect of the surprise is the refunding of the GHS100,000 filing fee to the said candidates in line with the rules surrounding the process.

The remaining 12 aspirants have been successfully cleared to contest the December Presidential Elections, said the EC at Monday’s briefing.