A group calling itself National Youth for Peace (NYP), has admonished the Electoral Commission (EC) to reconsider it’s decision in disqualifying the 13 candidates in the upcoming presidential election.
The group believes the disqualification is a recipe for disaster hence, the need for the EC to consider the peace of this country and the threat and tension, the action poses.
Head of Communications at the EC, Eric Kofi Dzakpasu has ruled out any possibility of consideration for the disqualified candidates.
He said, the EC acted lawfully and cannot be faulted. He indicated that, the requirements were explicit and those that failed to meet them, cannot be considered.
But CEO of Youth for Peace Mr Eric Baffour Nyarko, says the EC should not take an entrenched position on the matter considering the fallout from their disqualification. The EC on Monday qualified on four candidates to stand as candidates for the presidential election.
They are, Nana Akufo Addo, NPP, President John Dramani Mahama, NDC, Ivor Greenstreet, CPP and Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent candidate. Among the disqualified candidates on Monday are two-time aspirant and businessman Papa Kwesi Nduom, and former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings.
The Electoral Commission Chairperson, Charlotte Osei announced at a news conference that those disqualified failed to meet the necessary requirements in filing their nomination forms.