NDUOM IS BACK: PPP wins disqualification case against EC

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Eric Kyei Baffour has today ordered the EC to give the PPP presidential candidate, Papa Kwesi Nduom an opportunity to make the necessary corrections on their nomination forms and submit appropriately.

The PPP and Dr. Nduom were in court seeking “an order of prohibition to restrain the EC from proceeding with balloting for position of presidential candidates for the 7th December elections”

However, PPP’s claim that the EC decision to disqualify their presidential candidate was an error apparent on the face of the record has been dismissed.

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The Electoral Commission challenged the mode of application by way of a judicial review stating the applicants should have petitioned the court instead. Lawyers of the EC argued that the Dr. nduom’s application did not contain some relevant information that should have been captured in the Affidavits.

Justice Eric Kyei Baffour however disagreed with the EC and dismissed all three preliminary objections raised by lawyers of the EC. According Justice Eric Kyei Baffour, the EC set a nomination day and not nomination period for the submission of forms. He said the EC’s actions by extension has snatched the rights of Dr. Nduom provided under CI 94 to make alteration and corrections to their nomination forms.

It looks like PPP is coming back into the race.