- The EC chair, Jean Adukwei Mensa is not happy John Mahama was not able to submit his nomination forms on his own
- She said his running mate could have at least done that on his behalf
- Mrs Mensa said if he had presented the forms himself that would have given the EC the chance to explain some things to him
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The Electoral Commission chairperson, Jean Adukwei Mensa has expressed disappointment in the fact that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama was not able to submit his nomination forms on his own.
According to her, she would have loved it if he presented the forms himself as that would have given the EC the opportunity to explain some of the modalities in the filing of the nomination to him.
She added that in his absence, his running mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyeman could have at least done that on his behalf.
“As a Commission, we wished that former President John Mahama and/or his Vice Presidential candidate, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang would have been here personally to present their nomination forms.
"As it would have allowed us an opportunity to engage particularly with the former President on some of his concerns we have noted in the media,” she stated.
The EC chairperson stated that the filing of the nomination forms is a very important activity as without the presidential candidates they would not be a need for the organisation of an election.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that John Dramani Mahama announced that he will not submit his filing forms in person.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, John Mahama mentioned that he had reviewed his nomination forms and signed the relevant portions for filing.
He further noted that on his behalf, the General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia will on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 be filing the nomination papers at the electoral commission.
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