One of the give disqualified Presidential candidates Nana Agyenim Boateng has sued the Electoral Commission for disqualifying his political party, the UFP from taking part in the 2020 presidential race
The Electoral Commission on Monday pruned the number of Candidates for the country’s Presidential elections from 17 to 12.
This meant that 11 political parties and 1 Independent candidate will be found on the Ballot paper on December 7.
But UFP’s Nana Agyenim Boateng is not convinced by the Electoral Commission’s decision to disqualify him and has sued the EC.
Among other things “Our application for judicial review is premised on the grounds that respondent’s decision is irrational, illogical and violates the procedure set out in regulations 9 of CI 127 and article 23 of the 1992 Constitution and breaches the rules of natural justice” the suit said.
The plaintiff is also seeking an order directed against the EC to grant him the opportunity to amend and alter the anomaly found in his nomination papers as well as accept his nomination paper as amended or altered to enable him to contest as a presidential candidate for the 7th December 2016 elections.
The disqualified candidates include Kofi Koranteng, an independent candidate, Marrick Kofi Gane, an Independent candidate, Akwesi Odike of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Kwasi Busumuru of the People’s Action Party (PAP) and Gyataba.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020