General News Sat, 1 Oct 2016

Mahama's challenger fails to submit nomination forms; pleads for extension

George Boateng, the man who had wanted to challenge President John Mahama for the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) but was disqualified, stormed the office of the EC holding a set of presidential nomination forms on Friday.

He said he had come to the EC on behalf of a presidential aspirant whom he named as Mr Lawrence Nketiah Kutin and that he had sent a petition to the EC to ask for an extension of time, since they had picked the nomination forms just three days to the deadline.

The 45-year-old youth organizer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Oyarifa also claimed that the petition was also about the fact that the EC, according to the laws of Ghana, had no right to charge any filing fee.

When he finally had the chance and asked Mrs Osei about the petition, she said she had not received any petition.

Mr Boateng then left the offices of the EC, looking quite disappointed.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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