2020 polls: ‘I’m contesting as vice-presidential candidate – JOY hints

Jacob Osei Yeboah

Jacob Osei Yeboah, a two-time independent presidential candidate, will this time become a running mate in the December polls.

Mr. Yeboah, popularly known as JOY, disclosed to the media at the Electoral Commission that his presidential candidate will be one Alfred Kwame Walker, a yet-to-be unveiled candidate.

Receiving the nomination forms, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, disclosed that two vetting teams have been set up to scrutinize the nomination forms of all the presidential aspirants who submit their documents.

“As part of our efforts to ensure a transparent and fair and yet accountable process, the Commission has developed a criterion that enables candidates to be vetted along with benchmarks set up by law. The template is also aimed at guiding our team which will be awarding marks after scrutinizing and reviewing each of the forms. It is important to know that the Commission has set up two teams,” she said.

She further outlined the roles of each of the teams saying: “The technical team will scrutinize the forms and ensure that candidates meet the qualifications as set out in the law. Namely, that the presidential candidates are 40 years old and have satisfied all tax obligations among others. And an IT team that will check and verify whether candidates and supporters are indeed registered voters. The teams are to operate within the confines of the law and not to exercise discretion. They have been tasked to be fair.”

I’ve delivered — President Akufo-Addo declares after filing nominations

Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has filed his nomination at the Electoral Commission in Accra to contest the 2020 election on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Akufo-Addo is eyeing a second term in office after winning the 2016 polls. The president was accompanied by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

In a tweet, Mr. Akufo-Addo said: “We have fulfilled our promises and delivered on the mandate you gave us. Give us 4 more years to do more for you.

“Vote Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP to transform Ghana for all. #4MoreForNana #4MoreToDoMoreForYou.”

His main contender John Mahama, a former president, is expected to file his nomination on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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