Supreme Court orders EC to give disqualified candidates the chance to correct errors

Supreme Court orders EC to give disqualified candidates the chance to correct errors

The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission to give an opportunity to all disqualified candidates to make the correction to their nomination forms.

Supreme Court orders EC to give disqualified candidates the chance to correct errors

Presiding judge Justice Sophia Adinyira

The court in giving this order also directed all High courts to put on hold all cases having to do with the disqualification of presidential candidates by the EC.

The seven-member panel of justices which included Justice Sophia Adinyira (presiding judge), Justice Anin Yeboah, Justice Vida Akoto Bamfo, Justice Yaw Appau, Justice Ampah Benin and Justice Gabriel Pwamang in their ruling indicated that their decisions were based on a limited period of time left for the conduct of the 2016 elections.

PPP Presidential candidate Dr Nduom was the first to secure a favourable ruling at the High Court which ordered that the EC should allow Dr Nduom to correct his mistakes and reinstate him into the race.

Dissatisfied, the EC proceeded to the Supreme Court for clarity on the legal value of an error found on a presidential candidate's nomination forms, but the Apex court has ruled in favour of the PPP.

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