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Court to rule on Nduom’s disqualification Friday

The Accra High court hearing the case regarding the disqualification of the PPP’s presidential candidate Papa Kwesi Nduom from the December polls will deliver its judgment on the matter on Friday October 28.

The presiding judge Eric Baffour announced the judgment date after hearing the cases of the parties Tuesday.

Flagbearer of the PPP Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom and 11 others were disqualified from contesting the December polls by the electoral commission due to anomalies found in their filing forms.

In the suit, the PPP is praying the court to issue “an order of prohibition to restrain the EC from proceeding with balloting for position of presidential candidates for the 7th December elections.

“…a further order directed against the 1st Respondent in her capacity as Returning Officer for Presidential elections to grant the Applicant the opportunity to amend and alter the one anomaly found in his nomination papers as well as accept his nomination papers as amended or altered to enable him contest as a Presidential Candidate for the 7th December 2016 elections.

“Hon. J. Ayikoi Otoo, Counsel for and on behalf of the applicant, will move this Honourable Court praying for an order for Judicial Review by way of Certiorari to bring to this Court the decision of the Respondents dated 10th October, 2016, which disqualified the Applicant as a Presidential Candidate for the 2016 General Elections, for purposes of having same quashed upon the grounds of… (1) Breach of the rules of natural justice (2) Error apparent on the face of the record and (3) Failing to live the requirement as imposed by law”.

Source:Ghana/ Danso Acheampong

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