The 2016 presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has stated that he will never forget the day he was disqualified by the Electoral Commission from taking part in the December elections.
According to him, the intention to exclude him from the 2016 polls by the Electoral Commission showed the pettiness of some people he termed as “so-called leaders’’.
Speaking at a press conference organized by the PPP, Dr. Nduom said the incident made him realize how naive he has been about politics in Ghana, adding that the Electoral Commission’s conduct weakened the country’s strong state institution. Recollecting the manner in which he was eliminated from the political race, Dr. Nduom counted the party’s losses and told the press how the situation jeopardized their campaign.
Background to the story
The Progressive People’s Party challenged the EC’s decision to disqualify them from participating in the 2016 polls.
The court subsequently ruled that Dr. Nduom and the others be allowed to correct the errors on their forms to enable them to contest the elections.
Following that order, the PPP flag bearer and some of the other disqualified flag bearers were allowed to correct their errors to enable them to contest the elections.
By: Prince O. Darko