The Presidential Candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has lauded the nullification of his disqualification from the December 7 presidential race by an Accra High Court.
According to the court presided by His Lordship, George Kyei Baffiour, the Electoral Commission (EC) did not afford the presidential candidates a nomination period within which mistakes on their forms could be corrected but only set a nomination day.
Speaking minutes after the court’s invalidation of his disqualification, Nduom described the ruling as great for the country’s democracy.
“It’s not a great moment for me, but it’s a great moment for democracy and for our human rights,” he told Class FM on Friday
Nduom was part of 13 aspirants disqualified from contesting in the elections over alleged illegalities on their nomination forms.
Nduom, according to the EC, was disqualified because “the number of subscribers to his forms did not meet the requirements of Regulation 7 (2) (b) of CI 94. The details are as follow
– One subscriber Richard Aseda (‘Asida’ on the Voters’ Register), with Voter ID no 7812003957) endorsed the forms in two different districts (pages 21 and 39).
The subscriber was found to be on the Voter’s Register in one district thereby disqualifying his second subscription and reducing the total number of subscribers to below the minimum required by the Law.
The same subscriber (Richard Aseda (‘Asida’) endorsed the form with different signatures in both portions of the nomination form. This raises questions as to the legitimacy of one or both signatures.
Dr. Nduom is likely to be allowed to contest the Presidential elections if he corrects the mistakes on his forms.
Source: Ghana/StarrFMoline.com/103.5FM/Mohammed Awal