The presidential nominee of the Independent People’s Party (IPP), Kofi Akpaloo has become the fifth flag bearer to sue the Electoral Commission over his disqualification from this year’s presidential race.
“We are asking the court to put me back on the list of presidential nominees because she [Mrs Charlotte Osei, Chair of the Electoral Commission] didn’t give me the opportunity to explain to her why these three [subscribers] genuinely signed for me. … To me she erred, it wasn’t right, the people genuinely signed for me,” Mr Akpaloo said on Tuesday in defence of his suit which will be heard by the Accra High Court on Friday 4 November.
Apart from Mr Akpaloo, former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings of the National Democratic Party, Hassan Ayariga of the App people’s Party and Dr Edward Mahama of the People’s National Convention have also sued the EC in that regard. Their cases will also be heard on Friday.
Earlier, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom and the Progressive People’s Party won a similar legal battle against the EC. The court ordered the EC to accord Dr Nduom the chance to correct all mistakes he committed on his nomination forms for which reason he was disqualified.
|Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.|