Party representatives go philosophical with presidential nominee placements
After the Electoral Commission boss announced the final presidential nominees eligible to be voted for on the ballot paper, 7 nominees sailed through while 8 fell of the cliff.
The 8 who failed to appear on the ballot for the presidential race include nominees for the UFP, DPP, GFP, IPP, UDSP, APC, GCPP and independent aspirant Mr. Walker.
The 7 nominees who sailed through include the Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ndoum of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and Independent Candidate Jacob Osei Yeboah.
Mrs. Charlotte Osei announced those rejected could not meet Regulation 2 of C.I. 94.
After the balloting for positions, representatives of the various parties at the EC headquarters shared their thoughts.
For the CPP’s Kwabena Bomfeh, the process was a sign of the deepening of Ghana’s democracy adding with balloting done, his party was ready for the elections on December 7.
The NDP’s Mohammed Frimpong expressed satisfaction with the process adding the good lord put her presidential nominee in the bracket of the best.
Murtala Mohammed of the PPP noted it was easier for voters to look for his nominee in the middle given the fourth position he occupies.
The NPP has embraced their slot branding their 5th position as ‘give me a high 5’ or (mami 5) while the NDC has gone biblical with their John 3:16 affiliation.