Police to withdraw guard services for disqualified aspirants

The Ghana Police Service has initiated the process to withdraw police guards assigned to the 12 disqualified presidential aspirants.

This action, according to the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur comes after the announcement of their disqualification.

Speaking on Accra-based Class FM, Superintendent Arthur said: “We have commenced the process of withdrawing the security personnel assigned to the presidential aspirants. …We are going to withdraw them as soon as possible.”

The Electoral Commission of Ghana disqualified 12 presidential nominees from the December polls and put one on hold, pending the determination of a court challenge.

Those disqualified are Hassan Ayariga of the All People’s Congress (APC), Dr Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) including ,nine others.

READ MORE:Full Text: EC reveals official reasons for disqualifying 12 aspirants

Mr Akwasi Addae Odike of the United Progressive Party’s nomination has been put on hold pending a court case.

The EC Chair Mrs Charlotte Osei cited fraudulent signatures, the absence of a required number of signatures, improper filing of nomination forms, among others, as the reasons for their disqualification.

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