Disqualified presidential candidate of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor says she is going to court to place an injunction on the upcoming presidential election over what she described as unlawful disqualification.

She further alleged that her amended nomination forms were not vetted before she was disqualified for the second time by the Electoral Commission (EC).

Madam Akua Donkor was disqualified for improperly filing her nomination forms.

Her forms showed her running mate was 18-year-old not 40 years as required by the constitution.

She is one of 13 presidential candidates whose nomination forms were rejected for failing to meet any of the six key criteria for qualification to contest the December 7 presidential elections.

But following a Supreme Court ruling ordering the Electoral Commission (EC) to allow them correct the errors, all the aspirants on Tuesday rushed to the office of the election management body to submit the correct forms.

However, she failed to meet the requirements as stated in regulations 2 of the CI 94, the instrument that is guiding both the presidential and parliamentary elections.
Speaking in an interview with Kwabena Agyapong host of Eboboba on Rainbow Radio 87.5fm, Madam Akua Donkor accused the EC of discriminating against her.

According to her, she declared her support for the ruling government led by President John Dramani Mahama because she thought she had lost the chance to contest. But she became happy after the Supreme Court ordered the EC to allow them amend the forms and resubmit them for vetting.

The farmer maintained that her forms were not vetted as ordered by the EC and was wrongfully disqualified.

The presidential candidates that were disqualified include the United Front Party (UFP), Ward Brew, and independent candidate, All People’s Congress (APC) and Independent People’s Party (IPP).

The others include presidential candidates of the Great Consolidate Popular Party (GCPP), the United Development System Party (UDSP) and Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent candidate.

Source: rainbowradioonline.com