Full Text: How EC's lawyer responded to Konadu's call to be reinstated

Nana Konadu was disqualified along with 11 other presidential nominees by the EC for filing anomalies.

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The lawyer for the Electoral Commission (EC) has said his client applied the rules and regulations governing elections in the country with its decision to  disqualify the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings and 11 others.

The 11-page response to a letter by lawyers of the NDP leader who threatened a court action against the Commission if their client is not reinstated, said: “Our reading of the rules regulating the presidential elections confirms that the submission of nomination papers for the purpose of contesting the presidential elections confirms that the submission of the forms does not result in the automatic acceptance of such forms by our client.”

"Having taken that decision as required by regulation 9(4) of C.I 94 which spells out the procedure for dealing with the matter, our client finds no legal basis to rescind its decision especially that the statutory provisions upon which your letter is grounded do not allow our client such discretion.

"We do not doubt your clients' resolve to pursue their cause to the ends afforded her by the law but we trust that your client will, as dutiful citizens of the Republic of Ghana, support our client’s constitutional mandate and efforts to deliver free, fair and credible elections,” the statement added.

Click here for the full response by lawyers for the EC: You can go to court - EC tells Konadu



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