by: michael eli dokosi /www.blakkpepper.com/ghana
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The Electoral Commission (EC) says it still stands by its decision to file for a review at the Supreme Court following the ruling of a High Court judge which quashed the EC’s disqualification of Progressive People’s Party presidential aspirant, Dr. Papa Kwesi Ndoum.
Deputy Communication Director at the EC, Yusif Ayuba stated on Radio Ghana, the commission desires the apex court to quash the ruling of the High Court judge since some of the detection made during vetting of the aspirants bothered on crime, fraud, false claims and misrepresentations adding in a democracy heading to the apex court was part of the rule of law.
He disputed claims by certain commentators that instead of channeling its resources to organise the elections on December 7, it was rather litigating needlessly saying the Electoral Commission was doing nothing untoward.
According to the Mr. Ayuba, the commission anticipates a ruling on the matter swiftly to bring finality on the issue since some of the detection made the vetting committee of the EC bothered on fraud and criminality and not mere clerical errors as purported by some of the failed presidential aspirants.
Meanwhile, the Electoral Commission this time around has notified that journalists seeking to cover the 2016 elections must pay for the printing of their accreditation cards.
The EC faced off with Dr. Ndoum’s lawyer, Ayikoi Otoo who argued his client ought to be availed the platform to amend his nomination paper to be reinstated in the presidential race since the purported errors for which the EC disqualified his client and 13 others was merely clerical errors for which Justice Eric Kyei Baffour gave a ruling to that effect despite protestation from EC lawyer, Thaddeus Sory.