The flag bearer of the of All People’s Congress, Hassan Ayariga has demanded that the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei apologize to him and his party, as well as the people of Ghana for allegedly lying that the APC flag bearer failed to provide his residential address on the nomination forms, which led to his disqualification from the 2016 presidential race.
Speaking in an interview on 12live this morning, the APC flag bearer said that his party has written to the commission and has given the EC a 24-hour ultimatum to comply and render the apology.
According to Hassan Ayariga, if the Electoral Commission failed to respond to their requests after the deadline of the ultimatum, the party would head to court obtain justice and their right to participate in the 2016 presidential elections. He said the APC only wanted to use the courts as the legal last option.
The electoral commission was accused by Dr. Ayariga and the APC for discrimination as they claimed the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party did not submit their audited accounts as requested by the commission but were still approved for the December elections.
Only last week, the Electoral Commission chaired by Charlotte Osei released the list of presidential aspirants who had been disqualified due to various faults in their nomination forms. Hassan Ayariga was among the disqualified candidates, who took to a radio station to lambast the EC chair over the news of his disqualification. Listen to him here:
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