Chair of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa, has said she wanted the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Mahama to submit his nomination forms himself
She revealed that this would have afforded the Commission the opportunity to have a one-on-one interaction on some of the issues John Mahama had raised regarding the activities undertaken by the EC ahead of this year’s elections.
The forms were submitted on behalf of John Mahama who is currently in Sefwi Wiawso in the Western North region campaigning, by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia on Wednesday October 7.
Johnson Asiedu Nketia was accompanied by his deputy Peter Otokunor, and other stalwarts of the party.
The NDC officials were heard chanting and singing “Onyame Sunsum San bra’ to wit God’s Holy Spirit must act.
Receiving the forms, Jean Mensa said “we would have wanted John Mahama to have submitted the forms himself ” to allow the EC to interact with him on the some of the issues he had raised which have been addressed in the media.
Asiedu Nektia told journalist after filing the forms that “The laws of the Commission indicated that an old register does not become extinct until a new one is finalised and certified.
“We have a situation when we are called upon to file nominations where there is a big doubt as to which register will be the base document for the filing of nominations.”
“It is unfortunate that a mature democracy like Ghana’s, we are having to go into elections as if we haven’t tasted democracy before,” he said.