NOTHING WRONG IN DISQUALIFYING 13 CANDIDATES FOR GHANA’S PRESIDENCY

The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana, Charlotte Osei, says the Commission has done nothing wrong by disqualifying 13 presidential nominees from running for president in the December election.

She said Wednesday that the EC’s decision to disqualify the nominees was based on the law and added that the Commission was amenable to any court ruling to the effect that it had erred in disqualifying the nominees.

Osei said this at a meeting with journalists in Tamale, the cvapital of Northern Region (Province(, about 380 kilometres north of here, to discuss the processes and interventions being put in place to ensure that the outcome of the 2016 elections is peaceful, credible and acceptable to all.

The “Editors Dialogue with EC Commissioners” was organiZed by the Media Foundation for West Africa and was attended by five EC commissioners.

On Monday, the EC disqualified 13 presidential nominees for falling short of the presidential nomination requirements set while one other nominee’s approval is in limbo following a court case.

Only four candidates, including incumbent President John Dramani of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), have qualified to contest the presidential election.

The EC announced Monday that the other three candidates included the presidential nominee of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, who was defeated in the 2012 election by former President John Kufour of the NDC.

The other two candidates are Ivor Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent.

Sulley Amadu, the Deputy Chairman in-charge of Operations of the EC, said every action of the EC was guided by law and that the EC would not do anything contrary to the law.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.