Hassan Ayariga who has been disqualified from the presidential race for the second time, has said that if it were not for his intervention, Ghanaians would have woken up to some terrible new regarding the Electoral Commission and its chair, Charlotte Osei.
Speaking on Kasapa FM, Mr Ayariga said that his party members had wanted to storm the premises of the Electoral Commission and cause damage to anything in their sight, including Charlotte Osei, after she announced his disqualification from the 2016 elections.
"Look, I stopped people from going to the EC yesterday. I stopped lots of people. They would have shown her what the NDC and the NPP can do if she had disqualified John Mahama and Akufo-Addo that they can also do it if she disqualifies Hassan Ayariga. They were going to storm the whole EC and destroy everything there including herself. I am not lying to you, but for the peace of this country, I stopped them”, Mr Ayariga said.
He further added that he pleaded with his angry party supporters, urging them to leave the matter because he considered himself a peaceful presidential candidate, otherwise he would have allowed them to go enforce a retraction of the disqualification by any means necessary.
"You see I am a peaceful presidential candidate and I believe in the rule of law. That is why I said look don’t do it because your life is more important than Charlotte Osei. You are more important to me than Charlotte Osei and so don’t do it. I had to beg and beg and pleaded with them," he added.
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