EC disqualification: I wanted Akufo-Addo out – Asiedu Nketia

Johnson Asiedu Nketia is NDC General Secretary

The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia has said he would have jubilated if the Electoral Commission had disqualified the NPP presidential candidate in their electoral pruning exercise.

According to him, Akufo-Addo is the NDC’s main contender in the upcoming polls and his disqualification would have come to the party as good news.

The EC on Monday announced the disqualification of 12 candidates including Dr. Nduom, Dr. Hassan Ayariga of APC, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings of the NDP, Dr. Edward Mahama of the PNC, Dr. Henry Lartey of the GCPP for failing to meet the nomination requirement for the Presidential contest.

Nomination form anomalies and many others were cited for their individual disqualification.

Many of the affected candidates have threatened to sue the EC over the move. The PPP for instance, will address a press conference on the way forward for their candidate today.

Speaking on the development, General Mosquito, as Nketia is popularly known, told Okay FM the EC has been bold in their action.

“I believe the EC has done what they deemed right under circumstances and so we need to accept it as political parties. Fact is, I would have been sad if the President had been disqualified but then I would have jubilated if they had taken Akufo-Addo out. And my reason is simple; he is our main opponent in the election,” he said.


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