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General News of Friday, 28 October 2016


Judgment day for Nduom today

Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom

An Accra High Court will today Friday October 28 decide on a case brought before it by the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) against the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana over the disqualification of the party’s flag bearer, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, from contesting in the December 7 polls.

The court will decide whether or not Dr Nduom’s disqualification was in accordance with the electoral laws.

The party was part of 12 others which had their flag bearers disqualified from contesting in the elections over alleged illegalities on their nomination forms.

The PPP is seeking “an order of prohibition to restrain the EC from proceeding with balloting for position of presidential candidates for the 7th December elections.”

The plaintiff is also seeking “…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.”

The suit has Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom as the ex parte applicant, Charlotte Osei, the EC Chairperson, as the first respondent, and the EC as the second respondent.

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