The Electoral Commission (EC) has hinted that the 13 political parties allowed to make corrections on their nomination forms can still be disqualified even after the corrections.
That means the Supreme Court order to extend the period for the nomination date to the close of today Tuesday 8th November for the affected parties to effect changes on their forms may not be a liberation after all.
The Supreme Court on Monday, 7th November 2016 ordered the Electoral Commission to extend the nomination period for all disqualified Presidential Aspirants, and ordered a suspension of all lawsuits challenging the EC’s disqualifications of Flagbearers, for all those affected to amend the errors on their forms.
Speaking to Asempa FM on Monday afternoon, Eric Dzakpasu, Director of Communications at the Commission stated that in case the commission still finds fault with the nomination forms, the commission will stick by the law and arrive at a decision within seven days.
“What will happen after the deadline will be based on the recommendations of the returning officer and the Commission”, he stated.
The communication director said they have taken the Supreme Court verdict in good fate and will conform to it by applying it to the latter.
He therefore posited that any political party which does not meet the deadline at 5pm today is automatically out.