Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, Mr John Dramani Mahama today Wednesday October 7th, 2020, had his nomination filed on his behalf by an NDC delegation.
The delegation, which was led by the NDC General Secretary Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia submitted the documents at the offices of the Electoral Commission (EC) in Accra, Ghana.
The EC Chairperson, Jean Mensah after the receipt of documents from the NDC delegation, expressed her disappointment in the absence of either Mr John Mahama or his running mate, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang for not being there to personally to make the presentation.
According to Jean Mensah, if Mr John Mahama had been present, she would have used the opportunity to address some concerns he earlier raised regarding the electoral processes ahead of the general elections on December 7th, 2020.
“As a commission, we would have wished that the flagbearer of the NDC John Mahama and or his Vice President Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang would have been here personally to present their nomination forms as it would have allowed us to engage, particularly, the former President on some of his concerns which he has noted in the media,” Jean said.
In his response to the EC Chairperson’s assertion, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia said the presence of the NDC flagbearer did not matter, and that no law compels the flagbearer to be physically present.
He added that nothing bars the EC Chairperson from writing to Mr Mahama to formally invite him if she believes there were outstanding issues to be discussed.
“She can always do that if she chooses. Is she telling us that she is not aware of the content of the regulations they have handed to us, that a flagbearer can come or can choose his representatives to come?
“Has she written to the flagbearer to come and address some concerns?” Mr Asiedu quizzed.
Source: George Awaidem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com