Social media 'on fire' as EC disqualifies 13 presidential aspirants
The disqualification of 14 presidential aspirants by the Electoral Commission (EC) has provoked mixed reaction as social media platforms went into meltdown moments after the news broke.
Chairperson of the EC, Mrs Charlotte Osei, today announced that 14 out of the 17 presidential aspirants that submitted their applications failed to meet the necessary requirements that make them eligible to contest.
The verdict on PPP flag bearer, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom which came as a shock to many Ghanaians literally set Twitter on fire.
Mrs. Osei relaying EC’s reason to disqualify the flag bearers said, “those disqualified failed to meet the necessary requirements that makes them eligible to contest”.
While many have gone ahead to condemned the EC Chairperson on different social media platforms, others have applauded her for 'cleansing' the system.
GhanaWeb monitored reactions of Ghanaians on Twitter, and bring you their views.
@KafuiDey a massive shame for the election discourse to have lost Nduom. I think he may have been a few mid-class people's protest vote.— Charlene (@thebellower) October 10, 2016
We thank the NPP for making Charlotte Osei wear this skin of boldness on top of her skin #GhanaDecides— PK (@Pe_Kayy) October 10, 2016
Herh Charlotte Osei y3 forken Wati pic.twitter.com/FXg9gZSXJ0— CAMPAIGN (@ohenekunta) October 10, 2016
As for Aka Donkor..i hate to say this..ba Charlotte Osei has done her a favour..Who will waste a vote for her?? kmt..— F.O.N.T.O.R.R.E.S (@Fontana444) October 10, 2016
After the media circus has died the smaller disqualified parties will be up for grabs by NDC and NPP.— Efo Dela (@Amegaxi) October 10, 2016
Nduom probably NPP
@pknduom you know charlotte Osei doings are mahama plan! NPP needs PPP official support— #DUMmahamaDec7th (@DUMmahama) October 10, 2016
I blame Nduom and Samia Nkrumah for CPP's demise. The two all dey bore me forken.— Oded Is Mine ???? (@Sweyram) October 10, 2016
I can't blame Nduom I'm pretty sure the person signed his form first and went ahead to sign another aspirant's form— Taj Osaze Mensa (@TOMkadelik) October 10, 2016
They just disqualified Nduom and he's still campaigning in North K with commentary from Adom Fm lool pains— Osmosis Jones (@kaymaafo) October 10, 2016
Charlotte Osei just wants Nduom to go back to CPP, Ayariga to PNC, Nana Konadu to NDC and Akua Donkor to chop bar #GhElectionJokes— Francis Doku (@TheGHMediaGuru) October 10, 2016
My vote was for Nduom this year tbh. Now I'm not gonna vote ????— Efi (@Afriyie__) October 10, 2016
The team I have always said Nduom doesn't have and as such doesn't deserve votes just showed. Government isn't a one man affair— Marique (@tailorMARIQUE) October 10, 2016
To be honest,I'm really impressed with Charlotte Osei and the work she's done with the EC. She's really stood her grounds pretty well..????????????????— THE_chairman (@mikeyjunior4) October 10, 2016