The National Democratic Party (NDP) has given the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) 48 hours to repeal the disqualification of the party and its flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyemang-Rawlings from the 2016 elections. This is the second time the former first lady of Ghana has been disqualified over issues with her nomination forms.
12 presidential aspirants and one independent candidate were disqualified by the EC yesterday from the December 2016 elections, for various reasons including errors with forms. According to the EC chair Charlotte Osei, the flagbearer of the NDP's nomination forms were disqualified by the EC for a number of reasons, one of them being that one of the signatories, Salifu Abdulai on the forms had signed as a dual resident in two districts; one in the Volta region and the other in the Central region.
However, in an interview on Joy FM yesterday, the head of communications for the NDP Ernest Owusu Bempah said that the EC's decision was made to give the ruling NDC party an advantage in the elections. He said that if the EC did not revoke its decision to disqualify the party in two days, then they would be heading to court.
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