General News Mon, 17 Oct 2016

GCPP sues EC over disqualification

Disqualified presidential nominee of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Herbert Lartey has filed an injunction suit seeking to stop all electoral processes ahead of the December elections.

Dr. Henry Lartey was disqualified by the Commission, alongside 12 other aspirants, for not providing the personal records of his running mate among other things.

At a press conference held on Thursday, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, who was speaking on behalf of Dr. Lartey had accused the Commission of unfairly disqualifying the GCPP flagbearer as it failed to alert him to the errors on his forms.

Mr. Ampaw said the EC Chair was “behaving like a teacher who has set exams and you have 17 students and 13 are failing and then you are happy.”

“So when they brought the form, you saw it [the errors], you kept quiet, you allowed time to run and you knew that you could bring this thing to their attention within the subsequent period.”

“What will the nation benefit from disqualifying those who have proven beyond reasonable doubt that they are capable of running the affairs of this nation… We are telling you that your posture cannot help this country,” the lawyer concluded.

He therefore gave the EC till Monday to allow his client to contest or face a lawsuit.

Former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has also demanded that the EC allow her to contest the 2016 polls as the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP) following what she described as her “illegal” disqualification from the race.

Source: citifmonline.com
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