Like Liberia like Ghana as 23 Candidates Line-up for Ghana’s Presidency

netTwenty-three persons aspiring to become president of Ghana have picked up nomination forms to contest in this year’s December 7 presidential elections, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Ms. Charlote Osei, has announced.

The figure is made up of 16 political party presidential aspirants and seven independent aspirants. They are to return the fully filled forms with a filing fee of GHC50,000 by September 29,2016.

Ms. Osei said this Friday at the launch of an electoral guide designed by the Commission with the support of USAID.

She advised all the aspirants who have picked up the forms to carefully read and understand the questions therein before answering them to avoid being disqualified at the last minute.

Dubbed ‘a guide to candidates and their agents,’ the document contains all the dos and don’ts covering the December 7 general elections.

This situation in  Ghana has also applied to Liberia which currently has 22 political parties, according to the Liberia National Elections Commission  more political are expected to register.


SOURCE: Ghana Web

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.