The Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) has expressed shock after hearing that the EC has filed a suit at the Supreme Court to challenge the High Court ruling asking it to allow the PPP to correct the errors on his nomination form for which reason it was disqualified from the race.
Speaking to pulse.com.gh Policy Adviser of the party, Kofi Asamoah Siaw said even though are yet to receive the suit they are suspecting the EC of doing the bidding of some nameless people who do not want to see the name Dr Nduom on the presidential ballot sheet.
“For us this is surprising that the EC will take such an action. The court spoke clearly but the EC has gone ahead with a suit to squash it. I don’t know what they have against the PPP.”
“I believe that all these are attempts to divert our attention from the grand scheme to cause some kind of confusion in the system and use that as a basis to introduce emergency laws and postpone the election indefinitely,” Asamoah Siaw added.
He said the at the ruling by High Court judge Justice Kyei Baffour made it clear that “the Electoral Commission cannot take away from candidates rights that have been given to them by law.”
However, the election management body has resorted to the Supreme Court to seek review of the High court ruling.
An Accra High Court on Friday instructed the EC to give an opportunity to the PPP to correct errors on their nomination papers.
According to the judge, His Lordship George Kyei Baffour the EC did not adhere to their own regulations spelt in the Constitutional Instrument (CI 44).
But a statement signed by the Head of Communications at the EC, Eric Dzakpasu, and copied to Pulse.com.gh said: “Having carefully studied the contents of the judgment, we respectfully disagree with the High Court judge’s decision on several essential legal and public policy grounds.