Give me a chance to correct the errors – Kofi Koranteng to EC
One of the five presidential aspirants disqualified from contesting in the December 7 polls, Kofi Koranteng has asked for another chance.
The independent presidential says he must be given a “sensible” opportunity to correct his errors to be back on the ballot.
“As a candidate, I will like to be given the same fair, sensible opportunity to correct the minor errors in the paperwork of my campaign,” he demanded.
Kofi Koranteng together with four others; Marricke Kofi Gane; Akwasi Addai Odike, Nana Agyenim Boateng, and Kwasi Busumbru were on Monday, October 19 disqualified by the Electoral Commission over errors with their nomination forms, among other infractions.
According to the EC, the matter deemed forgery has been reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
The EC promised to refund the filing fees, GHC100,000 of all disqualified candidates.
But addressing the press on Thursday, two weeks after being disqualified, Mr Koranteng expressed suspicion that the Commission was manipulative to have him removed from the race.
He said he had had a bust-up with the Commission in the past when he led the Progressive Alliance Movement in calling for Ghanaians in the diaspora to be allowed to vote as per the Representation of the People’s Law (ROPAL).
He asked the EC to afford him the same opportunity they begged from Ghanaians when they encountered errors in the compilation of the electoral roll.
“Recently, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reiterated a line from my platform saying that Ghana is a beacon of democracy for Africa.
“If the sitting president honestly believes that, then it is incumbent on him to direct the EC to work with my campaign to correct the minor paperwork errors to place my name back on the ballot.”