President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo today (Tuesday, October 6th, 2020) submitted his nomination forms to the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
His filing of the nomination is to contest the upcoming Presidential Elections on December 7th, 2020.
Nana Addo’s submission makes it the first time that a sitting president of the republic has personally visited the offices of the Electoral Commission of Ghana to submit his nomination forms.
The flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is seeking a second term from the good people of Ghana to manage the affairs of the country.
Nana Addo after his presentation urged the EC to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.
“I am not interested in any crooked results. I don’t want to be President elected by deceit. I look forward to a contest that will be fairly conducted,” he told the EC officials on Tuesday.
“So that if indeed by the grace of the Almighty, I am again the choice of the Ghanaian people, it will be one that was freely and openly demonstrated.”
He also added:
“You are the referees of the contest. The election is supposed to be decided by the people of Ghana. We are hoping that the rules that will be put in place will enable the Ghanaian people to manifest their will on December 7, and choose the next government of the fourth Republic.”
Meanwhile, Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa indicated that her outfit has instituted two committees to vet the forms presented by the flagbearer.
According to her, these teams namely; the Technical Committee and I.T. Committee are tasked to peruse the documents presented by the President following which the Commission will validate the candidature of the flagbearer.
This is to ensure that President Akufo-Addo is in good standing with regards to age, tax requirement among other developments necessary in facilitating the process.
Source: George Awiadem Maclean | BieGyaNation.Com