Ahead of the deadline for the submission of nomination forms on Friday, September 30, the Electoral Commission (EC), has reminded presidential and parliamentary nominees they will not be eligible to contest the elections if they do not declare their assets with the Auditor General.
The EC in a statement said the “candidates are to take note of the requirement to declare their assets to the Auditor-General in order to meet the eligibility criteria.” With two days to the deadline, only the Flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has come out publicly to confirm the declaration of his assets to the Auditor General.
The EC’s statement also indicated that, the candidates are, among other things, “to also take note of the requirement under law to ensure that their tax obligations are met in full or the need to make satisfactory arrangements in respect of tax obligations with the appropriate Authority.”
The Electoral Commission reminded all persons who have picked nomination forms to become candidates for the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections that the deadline for receipt of all nomination forms by the Electoral Commission is Friday 30th September, 2016 at 5:00pm. Candidates or persons filing on their behalf are encouraged to submit their nomination forms early to ensure they meet the deadline. Candidates are also urged to take the contents of the statutory declarations seriously, understanding the full legal implications of admissions made under oath. Candidates are to take note of the requirement under law to ensure that their tax obligations are met in full or the need to make satisfactory arrangements in respect of tax obligations with the appropriate Authority.
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