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General News Thu, 27 Oct 2016

Nana Konadu to file new suit today

Lawyers for Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, the flag bearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), have said they will file a fresh suit against the Electoral Commission (EC) over her disqualification today, Thursday October 27.

Earlier in the day, an Accra High Court had dismissed the NDP’s case which had prayed the court to compel the EC to reinstate former First Lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings as a presidential nominee in the December 7 polls.

The NDP filed reliefs for human rights and judicial review of the decision by the Electoral Commission, but the court dismissed the case, explaining that the NDP should have filed separate suits instead of lumping the two.

Mrs Agyeman-Rawlings and her lawyers have said they would file again, this time heeding the court’s direction to file separate suits on the reliefs she is seeking.

It is recalled that Mrs Agyeman-Rawlings was among 12 other presidential aspirants who were disqualified by the EC for anomalies in their nomination forms.

Mrs Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings was disqualified because “the number of subscribers to her forms did not meet the requirements of Regulation 7 (2) (b) of CI 94.

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- One subscriber on page 89 of her nomination forms is not a validly registered voter and illegally registered twice and so is on the exclusion list of multiple voters. Details are:

- Salifu Abdulai

District: Nanumba South

Voter ID no: 6617004814 (28.3.2012)

Voter ID no: 2126900022 (04.8.2014).

Source: classfmonline.com
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