3 women file for presidency; 3 others running mate
At the close of the filing of nomination forms by potential presidential candidates, seventeen had filed, out of which three women had submitted to contest for president, with three others being running mates for separate candidates.
The three women who filed to compete with fourteen men are Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Brigitte Akosua Dzogbenuku for the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), and Akua Donkor for the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP).
The three women who are running mates are Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman partnering the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential candidate. Also, Georgina Oduro and Margaret Obrine Sarfo are going with United Front Party and Liberal Party Ghana (LPG) candidates respectively.
As of Friday, October 9, which marked the end of the filing of nominations, a total of 17 presidential aspirants had put themselves up to contest the presidential election in December this year.
Out of the total number, three will go as independent candidates when cleared by the EC, while 14 are aspirants from the political parties.
In order is how the various candidates filed their nominations – the 17 are Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent candidate, whose running mate is Jacob Osei Yeboah (JOY 2012), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, candidate for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), with Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as his running mate, Christian Kwabena Andrews of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM), with Abu Grant Lukman as running mate, Brigitte Akosua Dzogbenuku of the PPP, with Kofi Asamoah Siaw as running mate.
Others are John Dramani Mahama for the NDC, with Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as the running mate, Aku Donkor of the GFP, with Ernest Frimpong Manso as running mate, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings of NDP going with Peter Tennyson Asamoah, Kofi Koranteng, an independent candidate has Carl Asare Morgan as running mate, Hassan Ayariga of All People’s Congress (APC) has Frank Yao Kuadey supporting him.
Further, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) is going into the contest with Bobobee Emmanuel Yaovi Hunnor, Henry Herbert Lartey for Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) is with Andy Bampoe-Sekyi, Marricke Kofi Gane, independent candidate, has Kenneth Ofosu-Barko as running mate.
The rest are Akwasi Addae Odike of UPP, with Georgina Oduro as running mate, Kwasi Busumbru of People’s Action Party (PAP) is being partnered by William Kwame Adom, Percival Kofi Akpaloo of LGP is going with Margaret Obrine Sarfo, and David Asibi Ayindenaba Apasera of the People’s National Congress (PNC) has Diine Ayivor as running mate.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission has said that the technical and Information Technology teams tasked to scrutinise the forms would submit their report to the Chairperson, Jean Mensa, on today, Monday, October 12, 2020.
“The results of those who would qualify for the next stage would be announced to the public next week,” the Commission posted on its Facebook page.