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Election 2020: Akufo-Addo picks number 1, Mahama 2 on ballot paper 

The presidential candidates standing in the 2020 election have picked lots for positions on the ballot paper

President Akufo-Addo will be number one on the ballot paper in the 2020 presidential election. 

His main rival, John Dramani Mahama, who is representing the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) took the number 2 position as balloting occurred at the Electoral Commission’s head office in Accra on Tuesday (20 October 2020).  

Below is the order of the candidates on the ballot.

  1. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo – New Patriotic Party
  2. John Dramani Mahama – National Democratic Congress
  3. Christian Kwabena Andrews – Ghana Union Movement
  4. Ivor Kobina Greenstreet – Convention People’s Party
  5. Akua Donkor – Ghana Freedom Party
  6. Henry Herbert Lartey – Great Consolidated Popular Party
  7. Hassan Ayariga – All People’s Congress
  8. Kofi Akpaloo – Liberal Party of Ghana
  9. David Apasera – People’s National Convention
  10. Brigitte Dzogbenuku – Progressive People’s Party
  11. Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings – National Democratic Party
  12. Andrew Asiedu Walker – independent

On Monday, five individuals who hoped to run for the presidency in December were disqualified from standing as presidential candidates in the 2020 elections.

According to Jean Mensa, the EC chair, the five aspirants were disqualified in response to their filing irregular applications, including forged signatures of party members who endorsed the candidate.

The five individuals are:

  1. Kofi Koranteng
  2. Marricke Kofi Gane
  3. Akwasi Odike (United Progressive Party)
  4. Kwesi Busumburu (People’s National Party)
  5. Agyenim Boateng (United Front Party)

The 7 December presidential election is a straight contest between the incumbent, President Akufo-Addo, and the flagbearer of the opposition NDC, John Mahama.

It will be the first time a sitting president is being challenged by a former leader.

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