NDC, NPP pick 3rd, 5th slots on parliamentary ballot paper, presidential balloting on hold

There will be no Asee Ho or Esoro Ho slogan for parliamentary candidates of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming general elections.

The two parties have picked the third and fifth positions on the ballot paper.

The Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) picked the first position while the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) will be second with the United Progressive Party (UPP) taking fourth position.

The rest are National Democratic Party (NDP) in sixth position; Independent Peoples Party (IPP) in the 7th position; United Front Party (UFP) in eighth position, All Peoples Congress (APC) in the ninth position and Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD) in the tenth position.

The United Development Systems Party (UDSP); Ghana Freedom Party (GFP); Convention People Party (CPP); Peoples National Convention (PNC) and Democratic People Party (DPP) occupy the eleventh; twelfth; thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth positions respectively to complete the list.

Meanwhile, the balloting for the Presidential elections has however been put on hold awaiting the outcome of the numerous court cases facing the commission.

The PPP and NDP have started court actions against the EC for the reinstatement of their respective disqualified presidential candidates, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom and Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings while the APC, GCPP and the PNC have all indicated plans to follow the same path.

Speaking on Kasapa FM on Thursday, the EC’s Communications Director, Eric Dzakpasu explained that “normally the practice has been that when parties ballot for positions for the Presidential slot it ultimately affects the parliamentary as well, but in view of the court cases we can’t hold the ballot for Presidential now. We’ll conduct the parliamentary balloting first and put a hold on the Presidential ballot pending the final determination of Supreme court on the legal issues affecting the Presidential slot.

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