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19 October 2016

EC did a good job throwing out gang of jokers – Afia Pokua, Nana Aba

nana-aba-pokuaIt was always going to be a free-flowing discussion on politics when two broadcast journalists, Afia Pokuaa and Nana Aba Anamoah are involved.

They have made a small reputation for throwing punches and running unabashed commentary on subjects which their other two guest – Malik Daabu and Raymond Acquah would pull the brakes on.

Barely 10 minutes into the discussion Monday morning on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Nana Aba went in for the jugular – ‘Let’s face it. Akua Donkor is a joker,’ she said, endorsing the Electoral Commission’s controversial decision to disqualify the 51-year old farmer and politician from contesting the presidential election.

“Tell me the one thing this woman has said anywhere that qualifies her to be in the Flagstaff House,” she threw a challenge.

Afia Pokua took this question as a Xavi-inspired pass to join the discussion and added to the list, throwing in Akwasi Addai, popularly known as ‘Odike,’ the presidential candidate for the UPP. He broke away from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and formed the United Front Party (UFP) and then broke away from the UFP to form the United Progressive Party (UPP).

The EC appears not too sure so it broke away from him, rejecting his nomination to join a potentially 17-lane race which effectively is a two-horse race between NDC and NPP.

Kofi Apaloo, the IPP candidate, a man who wants to create a cashless society if elected President, went to the EC with bag loads of cash as payment for GHC50,000 filing fees.

Ghana Freedom Party’s presidential candidate is also not free to contest the 2016 presidential elections.

The three are part of 12 presidential candidates who have been disqualified for failing to meet some legal requirements.

Their ambition is a blithe on the seriousness of the process to choose a president and are an expensive waste of everybody’s time, the host of Burning Issues Afia Pokua ‘burnt’ the disqualified candidates.

“Honestly, we love their humour but….”, Nana Aba summed up the entertainment value of the gang of three ‘jokers’.

The massive sweep depopulated an otherwise crowded political space to four ‘lucky’ candidates – the incumbent President John Mahama, the perennial challenger, the NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo, the CPP’s Ivor Greenstreet and Jacob Osei Yeboah aka JOY, an independent candidate.

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP), a party whose slogan is ‘Awake,’ woke up to find their candidate may not contest an election they have worked so hard to be visible.

It is not fair, they said. “Nduom has a case, Nana Konadu has a case”, the two bundles of candor mounted an attack against the EC no sooner after they had mounted a defence against the EC.

Afia Pokuaa and Nana Aba agreed that the campaign needed “somebody worth our time, our ears our votes” and proceeded to salvage the presidential ambition of Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom and Nana Konadu who were also disqualified.

Source: Myjoyonline.com

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