The Electoral Commission of Ghana has cleared four out of the 16 political parties that submitted their nomination forms to contest the presidential elections of the 2016 polls.
According to EC, only four individuals met the criteria and standards to contest this year’ presidential elections.
The four are John Dramani Mahama of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nana AKufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party and Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent candidate.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra Monday, the chairperson of the commission, Charlotte Osei said the candidates had qualified after meeting “the requirements of the electoral laws”.
The announcement means the 12 other presidential aspirants who filed their forms failed to meet the individual critical requirements in the filling of the forms.