Akua Donkor Storms EC with running mate to correct errors

Disqualified Flagbearer of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) Madam Akua Donkor and her running mate Mrs Patricia Asante are currently sitting at the waiting lounge of the Electoral Commission (EC) to rectify the anomalies in their nomination forms.

A seven-member panel at the Supreme Court on Monday  presided over by Sophia Adinyira directed the Electoral Commission (EC) to extend the period for nomination for all presidential candidates to November 8, 2016.

The apex court ruling has opened another window of opportunity for Madam Akua Donkor and her running mate who gave up on the polls and subsequently threw their support behind President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Background

Madam Akua Donkor was among 13 aspirants disqualified by the EC for failing to meet the requirements of her nomination papers.

According to the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs Charlotte Osei, her vice presidential candidate is not qualified for that high office on the basis of age and hinted of possible criminal prosecution.

“The date of birth given is October 15, 1998 making her below the age for registration and we may possibly have to call on the police to investigate a case of minor registration if the candidate is a valid voter. “

The nominee however indicates that she has met all requirements and will be on the ballot on December 7

By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM