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20-Nov-2012  
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The fate of the National Democratic Party (NDP) continues to hang in the balance, as the Human Rights Division of the High Court has once again adjourned the case involving the party, the Electoral Commission (EC) and the Attorney General to November 30.

Lawyer for the NDP, Steven Ahorlu is asking the court to declare the EC’s refusal to accept the nomination forms of its Presidential candidate, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to contest the December elections, as illegal.

Speaking to Citi News after court proceedings on Tuesday, Lawyer Ahorlu expressed his conviction that the party had succeeded in making its case in the court.

He said: “the court decided to give us a date for judgement and that is going to be on the 30th, so we are pretty sure that we have made our case and that is what we went to court today to emphasize by way of moving the originating motion for judicial review.”

Lawyer Ahorlu added, “I can’t presume to know the court’s mind but what I know for a fact and from where I stand from my reading of the law and the admissions by the EC itself, that there are two things the EC did not do in accordance with law. As to whether the court will buy our position, that is another matter.”

The nomination forms of the flagbearer of the NDP were rejected by the Electoral Commission because of what it considered as errors. The E.C. also also said the party failed to meet its stipulated deadline, hence disqualification.

The party then proceeded to court to force the EC to accept the forms of its flagbearer to enable her contest the December general elections.
 
 
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