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General News of Monday, 17 October 2016

Source: Class FM

NDP sues EC to reinstate Konadu

The National Democratic Party (NDP) has sued the Electoral Commission in an attempt to get the election management body to reinstate its flag bearer Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings in the December 7 presidential election.

The suit, filed on Monday, 17 October, makes the NDP the third to sue the EC in connection with the disqualification of 13 aspirants.

The General Secretary of the NDP, Alhaji Mohammed Frimpong, told Emefa Apawu on Class91.3FM’s 505 news programme that the NDP applied for an interlocutory injunction to be placed on all processes in connection with the elections, which would require their participation.

Apart from the former First Lady, 12 other aspirants were disqualified by the EC. They include the flag bearer of the All People's Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga; Dr Edward Mahama of the People's National Convention (PNC); Dr Agyenim Boateng of the United Front Party (UFP); Kofi Akpaloo of the Independent People's Party (IPP); and Kwabena Adjei of the Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD).

Others include: Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP); Mr Richard Nixon Tetteh (United Development Systems Party); Thomas Ward-Brew of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP); Alfred Kwame Asiedu Walker, an independent candidate, and Akua Donkor of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP).

They were disqualified over clerical and administrative errors as well as for forgery and perjury.

Those who qualified include Mr Akufo-Addo, John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ivor Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), and Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent candidate.

Already the GCPP and the PPP have both filed suits to restrict the EC from conducting a balloting exercise for positions on the presidential ballot paper.