Court adjourns NDP case against EC to Nov. 16
The Human Rights Court presided over by Justice Kofi Essel Mensah has adjourned the case involving the National Democratic Party (NDP), the Attorney General and the Electoral Commission (EC) to November 16.
The NDP is seeking an amendment to its original motion to include an explanation from the EC for failing to adhere to the one-day rule for presentation of nomination forms.
According to lawyer for the plaintiff, Stanley Ahorlu, the Public Elections Regulations state the Electoral Commission can only set aside one day to receive the nominations of presidential candidates.
The NDP had earlier filed a writ at the Human Rights Court to compel the EC to allow its flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings to contest the December election.
Speaking to Citi News
Ahorlu explained that “we came to court to amend our originating motion.
We need to get leave of the court in order to do so.
We came to the court to obtain that leave and the court graciously granted us that leave.”
He revealed that the originating motion will be amended for judicial review and “we are going to serve that hopefully today and then the case will proceed on the basis of the amendment to the originating motion.”