Politics of Monday, 22 October 2012
An Executive Committee Member of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Mr. Seth Gaisie-Amoah, has said the party had not been disqualified until a final court decision is reached.
"We are contesting the Electoral Commission's (EC) decision in court and we are asking our supporters to stay put and not to give up hope."
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr. Gaisie-Amoah said he was surprised at the decision of the EC, because he felt "we could have been given a little more time to correct the anomalies that were discovered on our form".
He said he believed the EC did not treat the case with fairness adding, "why could we not have been given sometime?”
On why the party was found wanting with it's submitted form even though the EC had given a dead-line for the completion and submission of forms, he said "anything can happen in the filling of forms."
In his words, "if they had given us just a little more time to correct the anomalies, we could easily have done that."
The EC disqualified the NDP from contesting the December 2012 Presidential elections last Thursday, because the EC said the party, had failed to correctly fill out it's nomination forms, before the 5 p. m., dead-line.
Six other Political Parties also disqualified are the United Renaissance Party, the Democratic People's Party, and the Ghana Freedom Party. The rest are the Independent People's party, the New Vision Party and the Yes People's Party.