- The Electoral Commission of Ghana has cleared some aspirants to contest the 2020 general election
- However, five presidential aspirants out of a total of 17 were disqualified from contesting in the polls
- The 2020 general election is a few months away and the aspirants can now campaign with confidence
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The Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC), has given some 12 presidential aspirants the greenlight to contest in the upcoming 2020 general election on December 7.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on myjoyonline.com, the Chairperson for the Commission, Jean Mensa, made the announcement for the clearance and disqualification today, October 19, 2020.
This follows the submission of respective forms by presidential hopefuls ahead of the elections.
Speaking at the press conference in Accra, the EC boss indicated that a number of issues triggered the disqualification of 5 presidential candidates.
The major challenge in this regard involved the details provided by the political parties at the filing stage.
The presidential aspirants who were disqualified include 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.
Cases that bother on allegations of forgery of signatures and manufacturing of endorsees will be forwarded to the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further probe.
Meanwhile, the EC explained that the GHC100,000 filing fee will be refunded to the said candidates in line with the rules surrounding the process.
However, 12 aspirants have been successfully cleared to contest the December Presidential Elections.
The 12 include Nana Akufo-Addo, John Mahama, Alfred Walker, Bridgitte Dzorgbenuku, Akua Donkor, Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, Hassan Ayariga, Ivor Greenstreet, Kofi Akpaloo, David Apasera and Henry Herbert Nartey.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the founder and leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Akua Donkor, has been spotted on a political campaign flier in her bid to contest for the presidency in December 2020.
The flier which was spotted by YEN.com.gh on Instagram showed the popular female politician beaming with her signature smile as she looked into the camera.
The flier clearly stated the politician's intent as it was written on it boldly: "Akua Donkor for President 2020"
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