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"We'll press on!" – Disqualified Nduom vows

Dr Nduom is among 11 nominees disqualified by the EC
Dr Nduom is among 11 nominees disqualified by the EC

Presidential nominee of the Progressive People’s Party, Papa Kwesi Nduom has vowed to press on until the Electoral Commission rescinds the decision disqualifying him from contesting the December 7 presidential election.

The businessman-cum-politician had his presidential nomination forms rejected by the Commission on grounds that the number of subscribers to his forms did not meet the legal requirements.

According to the Commission, one persons who endorsed his nomination, Richard Aseda (Asida) did so for the Dr Nduom in two different districts, as well as endorsed the forms with two different signatures.

The Commission consequently rejected his nomination and indicated it will refer the matter to the Police and the Attorney General for investigation and possible prosecution for perjury, deceiving a public officer and corruption, intimidation and impersonation in respect of election.

But in a Facebook post Tuesday morning, Dr Nduom said: “Progressives do not give up that easily. We will press on!”

Meanwhile, Dr Nduom is scheduled to address a news conference at the party’s headquarters in Accra today at which he is expected to announce the next line of action to pursue regarding his disqualification.

Eleven other presidential nominees who were disqualified have since expressed shock at the EC’s decision with some threatening to sue the Commission.

By 3news.com|Ghana

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