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PPP in court to stop the EC from conducting the elections

By Michael Abayateye
PPP Flag bearer Mr. Nduom
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Disqualified Progressive People’s Party(PPP) is heading to court to seek an injunction to stop the Electoral Commission(EC) from going ahead with general elections without the party.

The PPP and some other political parties were yesterday disqualified by the EC for some anomalies that occurred in the filling of their nomination forms.

But Kwesi Nduom’s party believe that the general elections would not be possible without the party and has since threatened to go to court.

The PPP argues that the EC must inform the party about the anomalies within the nomination period for any amendments to be made.

According to PPP's Policy Advisor Kofi Asamoah-Siaw, who was speaking on Accra-based radio station Citi FM, "it is when the candidate fails to comply, that the Commission can take a decision within seven days."

He added that, the mistake in their view,that somebody has prescribed to Dr. Nduom's Presidency and that person is found in two places on the form should have been brought to their attention on Friday September 30 which is supposed to be the deadline.

"If the EC didn't have the capacity and time to do that due diligence within the two-day nomination period,they cannot,post the expiration of the nomination period, come and announce that today they have discovered mistakes and today,they have disqualified the candidate. It is not based in law and they will not succeed in this path that they have chosen,"he stressed.

The EC he said, needs to go back and be advised to come back and redeem themselves and correct the mistake they have put across.  

He asked supporters of the party to remain calm as they believe that the EC has made a mistake and would be heading to court to ascertain whether the EC is wrong or not.

"The EC would not wish to jeopardize the Presidential and Parliamentary elections and must be guided on what to do," he cautioned.