Mr Yussif Ayuba, Deputy Communication Director of the Electoral Commission (EC) has revealed that the EC has reported the 13 presidential aspirants who were disqualified to the police and Attorney General.
According to him, the Commission reported all the electoral and criminal offences identified during the vetting of nomination forms filed by presidential aspirants for the 2016 elections for investigations.
Mr Yussif Ayuba, was speaking on Class91.3FM’s Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Thursday October 13, 2016.
The move by the EC was in line with Mrs Charlotte Osei’s promise to refer all electoral offences based on which the commission disqualified some 13 aspirants to the police.
The affected persons are flag bearers of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga; Dr Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC); Dr 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).
The others include: Dr Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP); Mr Richard Nixon Tetteh (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). Mr Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party’s nomination is on hold pending a court case.