The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings is asking the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei to do the right thing by putting her name on the list of the candidates to contest for the presidential race.
“I want my name back on the list; that I am standing as the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), and she has illegally removed my name from it. She should do what is right and legal in this country.”
“It is completely the Electoral Commission’s fault because the EC has violated section 9 of CI 94 which obligates her to actually ask us to come and check our forms if she finds anything wrong with it. If there’s an anomaly, it’s her responsibility to call us,” she told BBC’s Akwesi Sarpong in an interview.
The former First Lady who was also disqualified by the then Chairperson, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan during the 2012 presidential race is facing disqualification with 12 other aspirants.
The other disqualified aspirants include the flagbearer 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).
Others are Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP); Mr Richard Nixon Tetteh (United Development Systems Party); 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). Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party’s nomination is on hold pending a court case.