The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has begun investigating 13 presidential candidates who were disqualified from contesting the December elections by the Electoral Commission last week.
Police say they are investigating issues of multiple registration and different signatures on the nomination forms of the candidates.
The EC chairperson, Charlotte Osei, had indicated that an examination of the nomination papers of some of the candidates revealed they had engaged in conduct that bordered on criminality.
She, therefore, provided the police with documentation that will help them investigate further.
The affected persons may include Hassan Ayariga of the All Peoples Party, Dr Edward Mahama of the People's National Convention (PNC), Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP), Kofi Akpaloo of the Independent People's Party (IPP), Kwabena Adjei of the Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD), and Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People's Party (PPP).
Others may include Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Mr Richard Nixon Tetteh of the United Development Systems Party, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Thomas Ward-Brew of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent candidate, and Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP).