Two-time independent presidential candidate, Jacob Osei Yeboah, has given the strongest indication that he will contest in this year’s election as a running mate.
He made this known when he submitted nominations forms for the 2020 presidential elections on October 6.
He told the media that he would go into the December polls as running mate for one Alfred Kwame Walker, a yet-to-be unveiled candidate.
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensah, while receiving the nomination form disclosed that two vetting teams had been set up to scrutinise the nomination forms of all the presidential aspirants who submit their documents.
“As part of our efforts to ensure a transparent and fair and yet accountable process, the Commission has developed a criterion that enables candidates to be vetted along with benchmarks set up by law. The template is also aimed at guiding our team, which will be awarding marks after scrutinizing and reviewing each of the forms. It is important to know that the Commission has set up two teams,” she said.
She indicated the roles of each of the teams saying: “The technical team will scrutinize the forms and ensure that candidates meet the qualifications as set out in the law namely, that the presidential candidates are 40 years old and have satisfied all tax obligations among others. And an IT team that will check and verify whether candidates and supporters are indeed registered, voters. The teams are to operate within the confines and law and not to exercise discretion. They have been tasked to be fair.”
Election 2020: Akufo-Addo submits nomination forms to EC
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo on October 6, 2020, also submitted his nomination forms to contest in the 2020 presidential elections.
The President is hoping to be cleared to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) into the polls slated for December 7, 2020.
He is seeking a second term in office after defeating John Mahama in the 2016 election by about a million vote margin.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia accompanied the President to submit his nomination forms.