The Executive Director of Ghana Institute of Governance and Security, David Agbee, has called for the services of a Psychologist for the founder and leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings following her disqualification from the December 7 elections.
Mrs. Rawlings and twelve other presidential candidates including PNC’s Dr. Edward Mahama, PPP’s Dr. Papa Kwesi Ndoum and ACP’s Hassan Ayariga were Monday disqualified by the Electoral Commission of Ghana for various inaccuracies in their filing forms.
It will be recalled that prior to the 2012 elections, Mrs. Rawlings was disqualified under similar circumstances. Her disqualification on Monday came to some election watchers as a surprise as they say they least expected her to have been disqualified.
Mr. Agbee is one of such watchers and he is worried about the psychological state of Mrs. Rawlings because he believes the former First Lady is traumatized by the EC’s decision.
He has therefore called for the services of a psychologist for her to manage any possible devastation the disqualification would have brought upon her.
According Mr. Agbee, the former First Lady has been part of the political and democratic development of Ghana and her ambition to lead the country should not be under rated and as such, her disqualification should be of concern to many.
Speaking on PM:Xpress, a political and current affairs programme on Joy News channel on Multi TV on Monday, he stated the EC used the law to disqualify the candidates which he did not have much qualms about. He however believes the law does not determine politics but rather, it is politics that determines the law.
Mr. Agbee appealed to the EC to rescind its decision and give the disqualified candidates the second chance to fix whatever errors that might have been detected in their submitted forms so as to enable them contest the elections.
Meanwhile, he does not want the likes of Akua Donkor, also a disqualified candidate to be part of the presidential race because he says; “Don’t take Akua Donkor as a serious presidential candidate. Some candidates are not qualified to lead Ghana.”