PNC threaten court action over disqualification

PNC threaten court action over disqualification

Officials of the People's National Convention (PNC) are fuming with anger after the Electoral Commission (EC) disqualified their flagbearer, Dr Edward Mahama, from contesting the December elections.

PNC threaten court action over disqualification

Edward Mahama

The commission said the PNC was disqualified because they omitted thumbprints, signatures or marks in signing their nomination forms.

It said two subscribers to Dr Mahama’s nominations also subscribed to the nomination forms of another candidate.

But not satisfied with the commission's explanation, the PNC, on Monday evening, vowed to go to court to challenge the decision.

The party's general secretary, Mohammed Atik, told Accra-based Citi FM that they would use all necessary means to ensure they were reintegrated into the contest.

“I think it is unfortunate. At every step, the Electoral Commission is taking a decision that is very harmful, dangerous and unhelpful,” Mr Atik said.

Dr Mahama is one of 13 candidates who were disqualified by the EC on Monday. Others were: Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party(NDP) and Edward Mahama of the People's National Convention (PNC).

The Commission also disqualified Madam Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) and the flagbearers of 10 other parties, including United Progressive Party (UPP), Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD), Progressive People’s Party (PPP), and the Great Consolidated People’s Party (GCPP), United Front Party (UFP), All People’s Congress (APC), National Democratic Party (NDP), and the Independent People’s Party (IPP).

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