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The Electoral Commission Chair, Mrs Jean Mensah has said that a total of 17 Ghanaians have sent their nomination forms to the commission to contest the December 7 presidential elections.
She made this known at a press conference after close of nominations on Friday, October 9, 2020.
All the presidential hopefuls paid the GHC 100,000 filing fee regardless of initial objections from a few of them when it was announced on Monday, September 14.
The EC also said the forms will be reviewed by a committee and a report made available on Monday, October 12, 2020 after which the official presidential candidates for the elections will be known.
The candidates will then ballot for their positions on the ballot paper.
The 17 presidential candidates that filed are:
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, New Patriotic Party (NPP)
John Dramani Mahama, National Democratic Congress (NDC)
Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, Independent
Christian Kwabena Andrews, Ghana Union Movement (GUM)
Brigitte Akosua Dzogbenuku, People’s Progressive Party (PPP)
Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Convention People’s Party (CPP)
Henry Herbert Lartey, Ghana Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP)
Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawllings, National Democratic Party (NDP)
Akua Donkor, Ghana Freedom Party (GFP)
Hassan Ayariga, All People’s Congress (APC)
Marricke Kofi Gane, Independent
Kofi Koranteng, Independent
Akwasi Addai Odike, United People’s Party (UPP)
Kwasi Busumbru, People’s Action Party(PAP)
Nana Agyenim Boateng, United Front Party
Percival Kofi Akpaloo, Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG)
David Asibi Ayindenaba Apasera, People’s National Congress (PNC)
Source: Ghana Waves