The PPP has alleged that the EC is biased for allowing Nana Addo on the ballot, despite his non declaration of assets.
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has continued with their protest of the disqualification of their Flagbearer, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, which they have deemed very drastic.
The Party has accused the EC of bias, for validating New Patriotic Party (NPP) Flagbearer Nana Addo’s nomination form, even after he allegedly committed the offence of perjury.
According to the PPP, Nana Addo should have been sanctioned for failing to declare his assets, and going ahead to sign an oath in his nomination form, affirming he had met all the requirements.
The EC had announced close to the nomination deadline that all political contenders must declare their assets. The NPP had frowned at EC’s decree, arguing that declaration of assets is meant for those in public offices, and not those still vying to get there. Though the party agreed its Flagbrearer would declare his asset, Nana Addo was never reported to have declared his asset.
The PPP is claiming criminality in the act, alleging that Nana Addo is guilty of perjury for going ahead to fill his nomination form without declaring his assets. Nduom’s party has questioned why the EC was lenient in Nana Addo’s case but rather too strict towards their candidate.
PPP’s Nduom, Nana Konadu Rawlings and 11 other Presidential Candidates from other parties [See Full List] were disqualified from contesting by the Commission, for failing to meet the necessary requirements. The Commission had also given a detailed statement on the reasons for their respective disqualifications. [See EC’s Reasons Here]
Like a few other dismissed aspirants, Nduom’s party is contesting his dismissal on the grounds that the commission was too rigid and unfair towards him. Director of Policy for the PPP, Kofi Asamoah Siaw, speaking to the media, said the EC is biased because it ought to have disqualified NPP’s Nana Addo, if it wanted to abide by its regulations.
Quoting one of the requirements which stated that “if you make a false declaration, your nomination form should be rejected”, he queried why Nana Addo’s name was still found on the ballot.