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General News of Friday, 4 November 2016

Source: citifmonline.com

Supreme Court judgment on PPP case set for November 7

The Supreme Court’s seven member panel presided over by Justice Sophia Adinyria will deliver its verdict on the suit filed by Ghana’s Electoral Commission (EC) challenging a high court judgement which overturned its disqualification of the Flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Ndoum on November 7, 2016.

The EC is asking the Supreme Court to clarify the High Court’s judgement that quashed its disqualification of the PPP’s presidential candidate.

Background

The EC rejected Dr. Nduom’s nomination claiming the number of subscribers to his forms did not meet the requirements of Regulation 7 (2) (b) of CI 94 [the law regulating the conduct of the 2016 elections].

The commission said one of his subscribers endorsed the form with different signatures in both portions of the nomination form, raising questions as to the legitimacy of one or both signatures. But lawyers of the PPP argued that the EC did not give them the opportunity to correct the errors on the nomination forms.