EC disqualifies 5 presidential aspirants

Electoral Commission of Ghana  has disqualified five presidential aspirants from contesting in the upcoming 2020 December polls.

Chairperson for the Commission, Jean Mensa made this disclosure during an update on the status of candidates following the submission of their respective forms ahead of the elections.

The aspirants affected include independent candidates Kofi Koranteng, Marricke Kofi Gane, Akwasi Odike of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Kwesi Busumburu of the People’s National Party (PNP) and the United Front Party’s (UFP) Agyenim Boateng.

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 GHS100,000 filing fee will be refunded to the said candidates in line with the rules surrounding the process.

However, 12 aspirants have been successfully cleared to contest the December Presidential Elections, said the EC at Monday’s briefing


See the list below:

Qualified candidates for election 2020

  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

Disqualified aspirants:

  1. Kofi Koranteng

  2. Marricke Kofi Gane

  3. Akwasi Odike

  4. Kwesi Busumburu

  5. Agyenim Boateng