Election 2020: Akua Donkor, 11 others cleared to contest December polls; Odike, 4 others disqualified

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The Electoral Commission has cleared 12 Presidential aspirants to contest for the upcoming December 7 Presidential elections:

They are:

1. Alfred Walker
2. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
3. Christian Kwabena Andrews
4. Bridgette Dzobegnuku
5. John Dramani Mahama
6. Akua Donkor
7. Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings
8. Hassan Ayariga
9. Ivor Greenstreet
10. Henry Herbert Lartey
11. Kofi Akpaloo
12. David Apesera

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However, five other aspirants were disqualified. They are:

1. Kofi Koranteng
2. Marricke Kofi Gane
3. Akwasi Odike
4. Kwesi Busumburu
5. Agyenim Boateng

This follows the submission of respective forms by presidential hopefuls ahead of the elections. Speaking at the press conference in Accra, the EC boss indicated that a number of issues triggered the disqualification of 5 presidential candidates.

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The major challenge in this regard involved the details provided by the political parties at the filing stage.

Cases that bother on allegations of forgery of signatures and manufacturing of endorsees will be forwarded to the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further probe. Meanwhile, the EC explained that the GHC100,000 filing fee will be refunded to the disqualified candidates in line with the rules surrounding the process.

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