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Electoral Commission Receives 17 Presidential Bidders’ Nomination Files

by The Ghana HIT

While announcing the closure of the submission of the nomination files exercise, Mrs. Jean Mensa, the Electoral Commission Chairperson, confirmed that 17 presidential bidders had risen to the task of contesting for the top electoral seat in the approaching elections due in December the 7th. Friday the 9th of October which marked the deadline for the nomination filing exercise saw fourteen of the presidential bidders file their nominations as Political Party nominees whereas the other three presented their nominations as independent candidates.

The nomination filing process which was officially opened on Monday the 5th of October has been carried out successfully with three presidential bidders presenting their presidential bids on Tuesday and the other two on Wednesday. Seven and then five presidential candidates presented their nomination files on Thursday and Friday respectively.

Carl Asare Morgan, Alfred Kwame, and, Kofi Koranteng are the three independent presidential bidders. On the other hand, the political party presidential bidders include Nana Addo Dankwa Akufu-Addo, the current president, nominated by the New Patriotic Party, Ghana Union Party with Christian Kwabena, Brigitte Dzogbenuku as the Progressive People’s Party flag bearer. Ghana Freedom Party brings on table two presidential bidders, that is, Akua Donkor and former president John Mahama.

The list doesn’t end there as Rawlings of the National Democratic Party put Nana Konadu into the task with All people’s Congress entrusting Dr. Hassan Ayariga with the top seat race. Ivor Kobina joins the presidential race with Conventions People’s Party with Henry Lartey carrying the Great Consolidated Popular Party ticket. Akwesi Odike is none the less left behind with his United Progressive Party whereas Kwasi Busumbru joins the competition as the People’s Action Party’s “Big dog”.

United Front Party, Liberal Party of Ghana, the People’s National Convention closes the 17 presidential bidders list with Nana Boateng, Percival Akpaloo , and, David Apasera respectively as their potential candidates for the December 7th elections.

The electoral commission further unveiled that after the forms are scrutinized by the technical and Information Technology teams, the report will be submitted on Monday the 12th of October before the successful presidential bidders are announced later in the week.

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