An Accra High Court has thrown out the suit brought before it by Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, the founder the National Democratic Party (NDP), which challenged her disqualification by the Electoral Commission from contesting the December elections.
The court said Nana Konadu’s application contained a procedural error and so her case was incompetent.
Justice George K. Koomson, who presided over the case, said her lawyers were wrong in including an application for judicial review and the enforcement of fundamental human rights in one writ.
He, therefore, threw the case out and fined Nana Konadu GHC10,000.
The former first lady, who rigorously disagrees with the EC's decision to disqualify her, had wanted the court to block the commission from:
1. Posting any notices at any constituency centres, specifying the names of candidates purportedly nominated and the persons who have proposed and supported each of the purportedly nominated candidates for the 2016 presidential election, without including name of the 2nd application;
2. Allocating symbols and colours to the purportedly nominated candidates for the 2016 presidential election, without allocating symbols and colours to the 2nd applicant; and
3. Publishing any notices of poll in the Gazette and in places in constituencies around the country with respect to the 2016 presidential election, without including the name of the 2nd applicant.
Her lawyers have, however, indicated that they will re-file the application today.