High Court To Rule On PPP/EC Case October 28

The High Court will on Friday, October 28th give a ruling on the application challenging the disqualification of Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom as a presidential candidate.

Counsel for Dr Nduom, Ayikoi Otoo argued that the EC breached the CI which regulates the conduct of the elections.

He said the provision imposes a duty on the returning officer to inform presidential candidates of any anomalies on their nomination forms and also afford them the opportunity to make the necessary corrections.

He further argued that in this instance, the EC did not give a nomination submission period but rather gave submission dates.

Ayikoi Otoo claimed that his client was not given a fair hearing.

But lawyer for the EC, Thaddeus Sory said the application is not properly laid before the court.

He argued that Dr Nduom should have come by a petition and not by a writ.

Mr Sory also claimed that the Commission gave Dr Nduom a fair hearing when it granted him audience after his disqualification.

Ayikoi Otoo hinted that his client will proceed to the Supreme Court for redress if the application fails at the High Court.

Outside the court, hundreds of PPP supporters besieged the premises in solidarity with their disqualified flagbearer.

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