Supreme Court Orders EC To Give All Disqualified Presidential Aspirants A Hearing

There should be drinking and making merry in the camp of the Adwumawura tonight!

If you haven’t been following, for whatever reason, here’s a short recap. The Electoral Commission, on 10th October, disqualified 13 presidential aspirants, because of irregularities on their nomination forms. Many of them headed to court for a review of the decision.

In two separate decisions, the High Court directed the Electoral Commission to give the Progressive People’s Party’s Dr. Nduom and the All People’s Congress’ Hassan Ayariga a hearing, and the chance to correct the anomalies in their nomination papers.

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Naturally, Mrs. Charlotte Osei and the Electoral Commission headed straight to the Supreme Court for a review of the decision of the High Court with respect to the PPP case. They contended, among other things, that Dr. Nduom knew of the nomination period and deserved to be disqualified. Counsel for Dr. Nduom counter-argued that there was no nomination period set, and consequently, his client deserved a hearing and a chance to correct whatever anomalies there were in his form.

After considering both parties’ written arguments, the Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission to give Dr. Nduom, and as a result, all the other disqualified candidates, a hearing and the chance to correct the anomalies in their forms.

Cue the Soloku for tonight!



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