The founder of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has told the National Democratic Party flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, that she and her party are not above the law.
Ayariga’s comment comes after the NDP threatened to sue the EC over its intent to disqualify parties that do not have offices in at least two-thirds of the districts in the country.
Ghana’s political parties’ law which stipulates that parties should establish functional offices in at least two-thirds of the country’s 216 metropolises, municipalities, and districts.
However, many of the country’s 26 parties, including the NDP, have fallen short of the requirement.
Ayariga told Accra-based Class FM that as former first lady, Nana Konadu was in a better position to understand and conform to the laws of the land.
“She knows better than some of us, but why is she not abiding by the law? Because people think they are above the law. You go searching to be president and do not want to satisfy the constitutional requirement of our land. How do you intend to lead if you cannot follow small things like [abiding by the] constitution,” he said.
Ayariga said if Nana Konadu and the NDP could not satisfy the law, they should withdraw from the presidential race.
He added that any “party which wants Ghanaians to take them seriously must show leadership by obeying the laws”.