The good news convened bares that the 2020 Presidential aspirants who were disqualified from contesting in the general elections by the Electoral Commission of Ghana will get a refund of their GH¢100,000 filing fees.
The Head of Public Relations for the Commission, Sylvia Annor, while speaking to JoyNews, said that it has become necessary to refund these aspirants as they failed to meet the EC’s requirements.
“In this situation where the aspirants were not able to sail through, we have no other alternative than to give their monies back to them but for those who are able to sail through, their monies will be kept,” she said.
This follows news that 5 of the 17 presidential aspirants who filed to contest in the 2020 general election were disqualified by the EC.
These presidential aspirants are Kwesi Addae Odike, Kofi Koranteng, Marricke Kofi Gane, Kwasi Busumbru and Nana Agyenim Boateng.
They were disqualified on the basis of signature forgeries and manufacturing of endorses, which will, in fact, be handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for further investigations.
“We dialogued with them as a Commission at a certain level during the period so I want to believe that the five, who were mentioned, know about the issues the EC was talking about.
“We gave the aspirants a very ample time within which they were given the opportunity to make amends. Now we are over and done with that process and we are moving to the next stage which is balloting.
“So there wouldn’t be any opportunity for any appeal,” she said.