President Akufo-Addo has filed his nomination to contest in the upcoming general elections slated for December 7.
The President who is seeking a second term beat his counterpart John Mahama in 2016 to ascend to the highest throne in the country.
Prior to submitting his forms today, the President had earlier notified the public in a tweet Monday evening that he would be filing his forms today.
The President who was accompanied by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to be fair and transparent in the electoral process.
“What the Ghanaian people are expecting is that the election of December will be an election that will is conducted in peace, in freedom, in security and in transparency so that the results of the election will reflect the will of the Ghanaian people. Elections are not meant to be decided by you, or the officials that work for you. You are the referees in the contest.”
The forms were received by the Returning Officer, Jean Mensa.
The Electoral Commission started receiving nomination forms from presidential and parliamentary aspirants from yesterday, Monday, October 5, 2020. The exercise is expected to end on October 9.
The Flagbearer of the leading opposition party, the NDC, John Mahama is expected to file his nomination forms on Wednesday, October 7.
Two-time independent presidential candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah also submitted his nominations forms today, October 6, 2020.
Mr. Yeboah disclosed to the media moments after submitting the forms that he is going into the December polls as a running mate to one Alfred Kwame Walker, a yet-to-be unveiled candidate.
Receiving the nomination forms, the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, disclosed that two vetting teams have been set up to audit the nomination forms of all the aspirants for later confirmation.