With solely immediately left for the EC to finish submitting of nomination kinds by presidential aspirants, 12 candidates and their operating mates have to date submitted their kinds.
Out of the quantity two Unbiased candidates and eight candidates representing political events out of the 14 aspirants downloaded the EC nomination kinds on-line.
Those that haven’t but offered their kinds face a frightening process since they might not avail themselves the chance to appropriate any mistake ought to the necessity come up as a result of the nomination window might be closed immediately.
The difficulty might be non-negotiable on the a part of the EC since they’ve elevated the submitting of the nomination kinds from two days in earlier train to 5 days and used the present train repeatedly to remind aspirants to file early sufficient to get the house to impact corrections ought to it change into needed.
The chance of that taking place was evident yesterday because the Ghanaian Occasions noticed the presidential aspirant for the Ghana Union Motion (GUM), Rev. Alfred Andrew re-submitting his nomination kinds after errors have been detected within the one he had submitted earlier on Tuesday.
In a brief interview with the Ghanaian Occasions earlier than dashing to the convention room to resubmit his kinds, he mentioned his consideration had been drawn to some few anomalies within the kinds, thus, the necessity to appropriate and resubmit them, hoping that the hurdle could be cleared.
Mr Hassan Ayariga, presidential eager for All Folks’s Congress (APC) and his vice, Frank Yao Quadey, in submitting their kinds yesterday pleaded with the Fee to provide them house to appropriate their errors ought to it change into needed.
He mentioned no matter the challenges the EC was confronted with, they need to rise above the problem to conduct free and honest elections, particularly, with the brand new voters register which could include potential challenges on the election day.
Mr Ivor Greenstreet, presidential aspirant for the Conference Folks’s Get together(CPP) with the operating mate, Prof. Emmanuel Bobobee who have been on the Fee’s headquarters to submit their kinds equally pleaded for time to appropriate any mistake since that they had challenges in getting eligible voters to endorse the kinds when their private identification numbers have been modified by the EC in some circumstances.
He mentioned the get together was able to associate with the EC to make sure peaceable, free and honest elections including that they have been prepared to interact the Fee at any time to attain that goal.
Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, the flag bearer of the Nationwide Democratic Get together (NDP) who submitted the kinds accompanied by Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong, the get together’s Normal Secretary took the chance to enchantment to all stakeholders to train restraint for the EC to conduct a peaceable elections.
Madam Akua Donkor, presidential aspirant for Ghana Freedom Get together who got here together with her operating mate, Adakabre Frimpong Manso whereas submitting their kinds additionally requested the Fee to make sure peaceable, free and honest elections.
An unbiased candidate, Kofi Koranteng and the operating mate, Carl Ebo Morgan additionally submitted their kinds utilizing the event to ask for unity and urge all to place Ghana first within the race to elect a pacesetter to guide the nation.
The subsequent presidential aspirant to submit the nomination kinds for the day was Dr Henry Lartey, the flagbearer for the Ghana Consolidated Fashionable Get together (GCPP) and his operating mate Andrew Bampoe Sekyi.
On his half, Dr Lartey mentioned, it was his hope that the EC would conduct credible, free and honest elections.
The seventh presidential aspirant for the day was an unbiased candidate, Marrick Kofi Gane and his operating mate Dr Ofosu Baako who additionally gave his unflinching help to the EC to conduct credible elections reflecting the need of Ghanaians.
Mrs Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the EC who additionally doubles because the Returning Officer for the Presidential election after receiving the kinds reiterated that by a provision within the Constitutional Instrument to conduct this 12 months’s election, anyone who registered through the compilation of the brand new voters register, may endorse an aspirant regardless that the brand new register has not been licensed and remained provisional as in the meanwhile.
She as normal took all of the aspirants who offered their paperwork on the day by way of the method of submitting the nomination kinds and the legal guidelines governing the electoral course of assuring them that they might be told of the result of the eligibility to vie for the election after scrutiny and vetting of the paperwork.