Social media ‘on fire’ as EC disqualifies 14 presidential aspirants

The disqualification of 14 presidential aspirants by the Electoral Commission (EC) has provoked mixed reaction as social media platforms went into meltdown moments after the news broke.

Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei, today announced that 14 out of the 17 presidential aspirants that submitted their applications failed to meet the necessary requirements that make them eligible to contest.

The verdict on PPP flag bearer, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom which came as a shock to many Ghanaians literally set Twitter on fire.

Mrs. Osei relaying EC’s reason to disqualify the flag bearers said, “those disqualified failed to meet the necessary requirements that makes them eligible to contest”.

While many have gone ahead to condemned the EC Chairperson on different social media platforms, others have applauded her for ‘cleansing’ the system.

GhanaWeb monitored reactions of Ghanaians on Twitter, and bring you their views.

@KafuiDey a massive shame for the election discourse to have lost Nduom. I think he may have been a few mid-class people’s protest vote.
— Charlene (@thebellower) October 10, 2016

We thank the NPP for making Charlotte Osei wear this skin of boldness on top of her skin #GhanaDecides
— PK (@Pe_Kayy) October 10, 2016

Herh Charlotte Osei y3 forken Wati pic.twitter.com/FXg9gZSXJ0
— CAMPAIGN (@ohenekunta) October 10, 2016

@Citi973 PPP terminates its own law suit.Nduom hs shown hw incompetent he’s.Anoda Incompetence Nana Ado filed.no manifesto.#EyewitnessesNews
— Musah Abattoir (@AbattoirMusah) September 30, 2016

As for Aka Donkor..i hate to say this..ba Charlotte Osei has done her a favour..Who will waste a vote for her?? kmt..
— F.O.N.T.O.R.R.E.S (@Fontana444) October 10, 2016

After the media circus has died the smaller disqualified parties will be up for grabs by NDC and NPP.
Nduom probably NPP
Ayariga NDC
PNC? ????
— Efo Dela (@Amegaxi) October 10, 2016

@pknduom you know charlotte Osei doings are mahama plan! NPP needs PPP official support
— #DUMmahamaDec7th (@DUMmahama) October 10, 2016

So far Charlotte Osei has done well @ her job- Winifred Kofi Zoryiku Comm Team of NDC #GhanaDadwen #ElectionCommand pic.twitter.com/pCzE5PLTO9
— #ElectionCommand (@onua951fm) September 26, 2016

I blame Nduom and Samia Nkrumah for CPP’s demise. The two all dey bore me forken.
— Oded Is Mine ???? (@Sweyram) October 10, 2016

I can’t blame Nduom I’m pretty sure the person signed his form first and went ahead to sign another aspirant’s form
— Taj Osaze Mensa (@TOMkadelik) October 10, 2016

They just disqualified Nduom and he’s still campaigning in North K with commentary from Adom Fm lool pains
— Osmosis Jones (@kaymaafo) October 10, 2016

Charlotte Osei just wants Nduom to go back to CPP, Ayariga to PNC, Nana Konadu to NDC and Akua Donkor to chop bar #GhElectionJokes
— Francis Doku (@TheGHMediaGuru) October 10, 2016

My vote was for Nduom this year tbh. Now I’m not gonna vote ????
— Efi (@Afriyie__) October 10, 2016

The team I have always said Nduom doesn’t have and as such doesn’t deserve votes just showed. Government isn’t a one man affair
— Marique (@tailorMARIQUE) October 10, 2016

To be honest,I’m really impressed with Charlotte Osei and the work she’s done with the EC. She’s really stood her grounds pretty well..????????????????
— THE_chairman (@mikeyjunior4) October 10, 2016


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