The Leader Of The Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr Henry Herbert Lartey, has welcomed calls by Civil Society Organisations urging The Electoral Commission to engage the disqualified Presidential Aspirants from contesting the General Elections, in a dialogue, to address some of the anomalies it cited in filing their Nomination Forms.
According to The Flag bearer, the EC should listen to the numerous calls by these Civil Society Organisations, in order not to lose again at the Law Court.
The EC on Monday, October 10, 2016 disqualified 11 other Presidential Nominees. However, The Court ruled in favour of Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom of The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) ordering The EC to put The Flag Bearer of The PPP back on the Ballot Paper, to contest the up-coming Elections on December 7.
Apart from Dr Lartey, others disqualified include 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 many others.
The Commission was unable to accept Dr Lartey’s nomination because the number of subscribers to his Forms, did not meet the requirements of Regulation 7 (2) (b) of CI 94.
The details are as follows, Pages 18-22 do not contain the signatures of subscribers as required by law And Pages 14 – 17: Subscriptions were undated.
The personal records of The Vice-Presidential Candidate, have not been provided. One subscriber – Amadu Babia Latifah – with voter ID Number 3357006984 & Polling station Number K100401 (Page 110) also supported the nomination of another candidate.
This disqualifies both Candidates endorsed by the said voter. EC’s Chairperson, Mrs Osei cited filing anomalies including fraudulent signatures, absence of a required number of signatures, improper filing of Nomination Forms, among others, as the reasons for their disqualification. Speaking, in an exclusive interview, with XYZ News, Dr. Henry Lartey said, although they have filed a suit at The High Court, The EC has still not replied to their suit. “So far as I’m concerned she had all the chances to bring us together at IPAC to solve the matter, but she didn’t. I want a peaceful election, and if she will find the courage to bring us all together to do the right thing, we will be prepared to be part of it”.
He further stated that, The Party will still continue on its campaign trail, regardless of The EC’s posture, not to put The Presidential Candidate on the Ballot Paper.
Source: radioxyzonline.com/ Pious Kojo Backah and Pomaa Ofosuhene.