Nduom’s errors might be a hindrance to his joining the 2016 presidential race
Progressive People Party’s (PPP) nomination form saga continues as the Electoral Commission (EC) has announced new errors on the Flagbearer Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom’s nomination form. This comes after the Supreme Court threw out the EC’s suit, challenging the High court ruling asking them to allow the PPP Flagbearer to correct his nomination form errors.
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According to the commission, the PPP needs to provide one Mr. Richard Aseda, who subscribed to the party’s flagbearer’s forms in two different districts; to confirm that he actually subscribed to the forms and the district in which he is subscribed. Among other things, the commission cited some discrepancies, including signatures that do not tally across copies of the forms.
The EC has also written letters to the other 11 disqualified parties, pointing out the various errors in their nomination forms, reminding them of the guidelines for the filing of the nomination forms.
The Electoral Commission on October 10, disqualified some 13 presidential aspirants including Papa Nduom, for some errors made in their nomination forms. But the PPP as well as other affected parties, filed suits against the Commission for taking such drastic actions against them.
Of all the suits, PPP’s Nduom is one of those who have received significant consideration from court. An Accra High Court on October 28, ruled that the EC allows for the correction of Nduom’s errors on the nomination forms, after which they should reconsider his candidacy.
The EC who resisted the ruling, subsequently took the case to the Supreme Court praying for a review of the decision of the High Court which favoured Dr. Nduom. But the apex court on Monday November 7, quashed the EC’s suit challenging the High court ruling.
The Supreme Court in its ruling asked the EC to extend the nomination period to November 8, and allow the candidates to correct their mistakes in order to contest the polls. Court also ordered the discontinuation of the various court cases regarding the disqualification of other presidential aspirants.