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General News of Thursday, 20 October 2016

Source: classfmonline.com

‘Liar’ EC boss must apologise to APC - Ayariga

Electoral Commission Chair Charlotte Osei must apologise to the All People’s Congress (APC) and the people of Ghana for “lying” that the party’s flag bearer “failed to provide his residential address on the nomination form submitted to the EC”, for which reason the election management body disqualified him from the 2016 presidential polls, Dr Hassan Ayariga has said.

He told Naa Dedei Tettey in an interview on 12Live on Thursday, 20 October, that the party had written to the EC to that effect and had given the commission a 24-hour ultimatum to render that apology.

Meanwhile, Dr Ayariga has said his party will head to court after the expiration of the ultimatum to vindicate its right to take part in the presidential race.

According to him, the APC did not believe in “rushing” to court, but rather saw the legal option as a last resort.

Dr Ayariga accused the EC of discrimination in the disqualification process since, according to APC founder, both the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) failed to submit audited accounts required by the EC but were approved to contest in the December polls.

Dr Ayariga and 12 other flag bearer aspirants were disqualified from the race on legal and criminal grounds.