by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
The Electoral Commissioner, Charlotte Osei has disclosed that the commission has been served with an interlocutory injunction by the court hence the temporal suspension of the receipt of filled nomination forms by presidential, independent and parliamentary aspirants although tomorrow was to have been deadline date.
Madam Osei informed the New Patriotic Party’s presidential nominee, Nana Akufo-Addo about the development when he was in to file his completed forms.
Nana Addo sought to ascertain if the injunction affected only presidential aspirants or parliamentary aspirants as well to which the Electoral Commissioner (EC) chair stated yes.
She confirmed that at the constituency and district levels the suspension on receipt of nomination forms was is in effect across the 275 constituencies.
Madam Osei further told Nana Addo that she did not want to be in contempt of the court hence obedience to the court’s order.
Paa Kwesi Ndoum’s Progressive People’s Party (PPP) unenthused by the stipulated fees of GH¢50,000 to be paid by Presidential hopefuls and GH¢10,000 by parliamentary aspirants filed a suit at the High Court seeking an interlocutory injunction to prevent the EC from receiving the nominations, further seeking interpretation if the EC’s astronomical fee rise was constitutional.