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Politics of Saturday, 20 October 2012

Source: GNA

Disqualified NPP candidate goes independent

Mr. Samuel Anyan-Kusi, who was disqualified in the Asante-Akim North parliamentary primary for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has filed his nomination to contest the seat as an independent candidate.

The party had asked him to step aside because of problems with his dual-nationality.

He told the Vetting Committee that he had renounced his American citizenship but that was not enough and he was asked to produce a renunciation certificate, which he could not.

Mr. Anyan-Kusi after filing his nomination, said his decision was influenced by the unfair treatment by the NPP.

He expressed optimism about his chances in the December 7 polls.