EC’s mistakes on the filing fee receipt of the PPP has prompted the disqualified Flagbearer Nduom, to call for a reconsideration by the commission
Flagbearer of the Progressive Peoples’ Party’s (PPP) Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, says the Electoral Commission (EC) should pardon errors on his presidential nomination form, since she also makes mistakes.
The PPP leader said this with respect to an error made by the commission on the receipt given to him for payment of GH¢1.7 million, as filing fees for the party’s 170 parliamentary candidates. It was seen on the receipt he showed, that the EC wrote 1,700 instead of 1,700,000.
Citing this, he frowned at the EC’s profound and extreme focus on minor errors which can easily be corrected. He said the PPP could also make a big deal out EC’s mistakes on the filing fees receipt and infer that, someone wants to steal the money his party paid to government. This he said, explaining that the EC should have overlooked the minor errors that occurred in the filling of the nomination forms.
Nduom, Nana Konadu Rawlings and 11 other Presidential aspirants were recently disqualified by the EC for failing to meet the necessary requirements [See Full List]. The Commission had given a detailed statement on the reasons for their respective disqualifications [See EC’s reasons here].
For Nduom, the EC in its statement said that one Richard Aseda with voter’s ID number 7812003957, endorsed his nomination form as a voter of both the Central and Volta Region which contradicts the laws governing elections.
The entrepreneur has explained that the law CI 94 which governs elections, also requires the EC to notify him of the error, as well as give him an opportunity to correct it. He also pointed out that there are bound to be errors on the nomination form, considering the fact that it is an over 100-page document.
The PPP Flagbearer insists he will challenge the EC’s decision, as he believes his rights have been violated by the Commission.