- The name of former president John Dramani Mahama popped up no the list of members eligible to vote in the GJA presidential elections
- However, it has been revealed that that it was mistake
- His name was used to replace Johnnie Aryeetey, a candidate for the GJA presidency
YEN.com.gh has learnt that the name of Ghana's former president, John Dramani Mahama, was spotted in the official register of members of the Ghana Journalist Association who are eligible to vote in the association's presidential election.
This confused some member of the GJA as John Mahama is a known communicator but has not been actively involved in journalism recently.
The GJA election was supposed to be held in March, 2017, but was postponed because of some unresolved disputes.
However, it has been revealed that it was a mistake for the former president's name to have been showed as part of the eligible voters.
A report by 3News.com had it that one of the presidential hopefuls of the GJA, Johnnie Aryeetey was turned away by the Electoral Commission officials when he showed to cast his votes on Friday morning.
After checks, it was revealed that his name had been replaced with John Mahama's.
“During our last meeting, which everyone had, has 138 as Johnnie Aryeetey, my candidate for the GJA presidency, but today, strangely, it has changed to H.E John Dramani Mahama,” Aryeetey rep reportedly told 3News.com.
According to the presidential candidate, his name is on all the master list that any electoral commission agents have.
"But come to think of it how could it happen that the same list, final, final, eligible voters for this year’s GJA elections at the general list column you have 138 for our candidate and for our team, Johnnie Aryeetey," he reiterated.
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