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General News of Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Source: citifmonline.com

Presidential ballot: NDC picks 3, NPP picks 5

The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have picked the third and fifth spot respectively on the parliamentary ballot for the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Six (6) political parties were present at the Electoral Commission (EC) on Wednesday [November 9] to ballot for their spots on the presidential ballot paper.

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) takes the first spot followed by the National Democratic Party (NDP) at the second spot while Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) takes the forth spot.

The independent candidate will take the last spot on the ballot.

All the qualified presidential aspirants were represented by their respective party officials for the balloting held at the Headquarters of the Commission.

‘Nduom, two others cleared to contest in elections’

Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission earlier cleared the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom to contest in the upcoming Presidential elections.

The National Democratic Party’s (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings and the People’s National Congress’ (PNC), Dr Edward Mahama were also cleared to join the list of 4 other presidential candidates to contest the upcoming polls.

The trio’s nomination forms were accepted by the EC after they successfully corrected errors on their nomination forms that led to their initial disqualification by the EC a month ago.