The Ghana Journalists Association Election Dispute Adjudication Committee (EDAC) Friday cleared disqualified aspirants to contest the up-coming polls.

A statement released here signed by Chairman of EDAC, Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafo said, “The Election Dispute Adjudication Committee (EDAC) has concluded its hearing of the petitions regarding the 2017 Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) elections that the candidates who were disqualified from contesting the elections on the basis other than;

i. Not being members or

ii. Whose membership was below three years should be given the opportunity to contest the elections.”

The committee observed it had submitted a copy of its findings to the GJA executives and expressed optimism all parties to the dispute would accept the decision in good faith for the general good of the association.

The committee further urged the country’s Electoral Commission (EC) to lift the indefinite postponement for the process to resume.

“In this vein, the EC is advised to lift the indefinite postponement of the elections for the process to take its course,” the statement said.

The GJA was supposed to have held elections across the country on March 31 to elect men and women into various positions.

The process came to a halt when some aspirants to various positions including Lloyd Evans were disqualified by the association.

Subsequently, some of the aggrieved disqualified aspirants petitioned the EDAC for what they describe as an orchestrated move to get some of them out of the elections.

Source:Francis Tandoh/NewsGhana.com.gh