It’s really a day of jubilation for Nduom and his supporters as PPP wins case against EC!
An Accra High Court who has been handling the disqualification case of the Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP) flagbearer, Paa Kwei Nduom has ruled in favour of the party.
The PPP filed a suit against the Electoral Commission after they were disqualified from contesting in the 2016 election by the Commission over some anomalies cited in the nomination forms of the party’s flagbearer. This was after Dr Nduom made a futile attempt to get the EC to rescind her decision.
The last hearing of the case today, Friday October 28 saw the PPP victorious over the EC in the case. The presiding Judge, His Lordship Kyei Baffuor ruled that the EC’s refusal to allow the PPP’s candidate to correct the mistakes cited in his nomination forms is a breach of the CI 94 law governing Ghana’s elections.
According to the Court, the EC did not afford the presidential candidates a nomination period within which mistakes on their forms could be corrected but only set a nomination day. He also stated that the EC’s action against the PPP amounts to a breach of the laws of natural justice.
The court therefore ordered the Electoral Commission to allow the PPP flagbearer, Paa Kwesi Nduom to effect the necessary corrections on his nomination forms, after which it will be accepted by the Commission.
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Meanwhile, a mammoth crowd constituting PPP supporters clad in party uniforms, friends and well wishers thronged the High Court in Accra, in anticipation of what will be the final verdict. They therefore went berserk as the PPP wins case against the EC.
Speaking to Class Fm moments after the court ruling, excited Dr Nduom said that the victory is a great moment, not for him, but for democracy.
It’s not a great moment for me, but it’s a great moment for democracy and for our human rights, Nduom said.
Nduom who was among the 13 disqualified presidential aspirants is now expected to join the other four qualified presidential candidates in the 2016 contest for the presidency. This is the popular entrepreneur’s third and last attempt at the presidency.