The Electoral Commission has filed an appeal at the Supreme Court to challenge the High Court’s decision that instructed the commission to give one of the disqualified presidential candidates the opportunity to contest the presidential elections.
The EC says it is in total disagreement with the High Court ruling. “ … we respectfully disagree with the High Court judge’s decision on several essential legal and public policy grounds.”
According to the EC persons standing for the highest office in the land, must take full responsibility for ensuring that their nomination forms meet the standard in form and substance, required by the law.
The High Court on Friday ruled that the Ec failed to give the PPP candidate a fair opportunity to amend mistakes on the party’s nomination forms.
Some 13 flagbearers of political parties had their dreams of participating in the December elections cut short after they were disqualified by the presiding officer and Charlotte Osei.
According to Charlotte Osei, there were issues of fraud in signatures of subscribers who endorsed some of the presidential aspirants. There were also cases of multiple endorsements of the candidates by the same subscribers, contrary to the election regulation CI 94.