The presidential candidate for the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr/. Henry Lartey was disqualified to contest in the presidential election yesterday by the Electoral Commission (EC).
The candidate was part of the 12 other candidates who were disqualified for various reasons assigned bt the Commission.
Addressing the press yesterday, Mrs. Charlotte Osei said ''The Commission is unable to accept Dr. Lartey’s nomination because the number of subscribers to his forms did not meetthe requirements of Regulation 7 (2) (b) of CI 94.
The details for his disqualification are as follows:a. Pages 18 – 22 do not contain the signatures of subscribers as required by Law b. Pages 14 – 17: Subscriptions are undated c. The Personal red. One subscriber - Amadu Babia Latifah. With Voter ID number 3357006984 & Polling station K100401 (page 110) also supported the nomination of another candidate.
This disqualifies both candidates endorsed by the said votercords of the Vice Presidential candidate have not been provided.
Further, the said subscriber has different signatures on both candidates’ nominations raising questions as to the legitimacy of both signatures, the Commission stated.
The EC further stated that, it will forward to the appropriate institution for investigation on the issue of the forgery.
''We will refer the matter of the possible forgeries of these signatures to the Ghana Police Service and the Attorney General for investigation and prosecution in line with the following sections of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29): Section 211: Perjury Section 248: making false declaration etc. for office or voting; Section 251: Deceiving a public officer Section 256: Corruption, Intimidation and personation in respect of election.''