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3 reasons why Hassan Ayariga was disqualified

Hassan Ayariga
Hassan Ayariga

The Electoral Commission of Ghana in stating reasons for disqualifying flagbearer of All Peoples Congress (APC) said

“The Commission is unable to accept Dr. Ayariga’s nomination for the following reason:

1. The candidate did not provide evidence on his statutory declaration as to his hometown or residence in the constituency as per the legal requirements.

2. Two subscribers to Dr. Ayariga’s nominations also subscribed for another presidential candidate. This is in breach of Regulation 7(4) of CI 94. The implication is that the two subscribers are disqualified and therefore, Dr. Ayariga does not have the requisite number of subscribers under Regulation 7(2) (b) of CI 94. The details of the duplicate subscribers are as follows:

  • Abaako Issifu (page 103)

Voter ID number 2988006876

PS code: J110202

  • Abudu Ayuba(page 95)

Voter ID number 6303005554

PS code: H200201

In addition, the signatures of both voters are different on the two nomination forms. This raises questions as to the legitimacy of those signatures.

We will refer the matter of the possible forgeries of these signatures to the Ghana Police Service and the Attorney General for investigation and prosecution in line with the following sections of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29):

Section 211: Perjury

Section 248: making false declaration etc. for office or voting;

Section 251: Deceiving a public officer

Section 256: Corruption, Intimidation and personation in respect of election”

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey|3news.com|Ghana
Twitter: @3newsgh

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