Two candidates challenging the incumbent MP for Akuapem North seat in the Eastern Region have been disqualified.
The 2 are Lawyer Philip Addison and William Agyei Twumasi, who is the Bursar of Presbyterian College of Education, Akropong.
Addison, who rose to fame during the 2012 election petition hearing at the Supreme Court, was hoping to unseat the incumbent and deputy Minister for Information Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah Adjei.
Sources say, Addison, who lost the Korle Klottey seat in the Greater Accra region during the 2016 elections, was disqualified from contesting the Akuapem North seat because he “hasn’t nurtured the party at the constituency”.
The other parliamentary hopeful William Agyei Twumasi, was also disqualified for allegedly using the party logo fraudulently for his own health insurance other than the national health insurance.
Also, during vetting, it was discovered that both of them had started campaigning openly before nominations were opened, which flouted the rules of engagement hence the need to disqualify them.
It was clear at the vetting that the two disqualified candidates had little knowledge about the constituency they are vying for. It came out that they didn’t even know the number of polling stations in the constituency as well as the electoral areas.
As it stands now it is clear that the current MP Nana Ama Dokua will go unopposed if the two do not appeal the decision of the vetting committee.