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General News Thu, 27 Oct 2016

EC erred in disqualifying candidates – Former EC Director

The longest serving former Chief Director for the Electoral Commission (EC), Mr. Kwame Damaoh Agyemang has stated that looking at the recent pressure on the Commission, they didn’t work according to the law before disqualifying the presidential candidates.

Speaking in an interview with Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said, the revelations coming from the legal battles against the EC, shows clearly that, a fair process was not adopted when the candidates were disqualified.

He said, the end of nominations to an election day shall not be less than 30 days or more than 90 days and as we gradually move towards the minimum days, we should be able to receive the ruling on the legal battleson time to meet the requirements of the law.

Mr. Agyemang said although this may create challenges for the electoral process, a fast track of the cases pending in court, would allow the EC to conveniently hold the elections.

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He further stated that if by the end of the case the days to the elections after nominations had expired, the Commission has the authority to postpone the poll to another day but shouldn’t be 30 days from the original date.

He explained that the process will vindicate all parties and serve as a lesson to the Commission to work in a lawful manner.

The EC is not above the law and have keep to the rules just as the political parties.

Source: rainbowradioonline.com
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