The National Democratic Party (NDP), has threatened to expose the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Charlotte Osei, following the party’s disqualification from the upcoming presidential election.
The party’s flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, wife of former President Rawlings, was disqualified by the Electoral Commission for failing to meet some requirements of the electoral laws ahead of the December polls.
She was disqualified together with twelve (12) other presidential aspirants.
In explaining the NDP’s disqualification, the EC explained that, “The Commission is unable to accept Mrs. Rawlings’ nomination because the number of subscribers to her forms did not meet the requirements of Regulation 7 (2) (b) of CI 94. One subscriber on page 89 of her nomination forms is not a validly registered voter, and illegally registered twice and so is on the Exclusion list of multiple voters. Details are Salifu Abdulai District: Nanumba South, Voter ID no: 6617004814 (28.3.2012), Voter ID no: 2126900022 (04.8.2014).”
But according to the Deputy Communications Director of the NDP, Ernest Owusu Bempah, the disqualification of the party’s flagbearer is a deliberate attempt by the EC to ensure the NDP does to contest in the elections.
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