The National Democratic Party (NDP) says it is heading to the court today [Friday, October 14] over the disqualification of its flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.
The Electoral Commission (EC) on Monday disqualified 13 presidential nominees including the former First Lady over multiple infractions on their nomination forms submitted to the commission.
The Commission’s chair, Charlotte Osei said some of the infractions constituted fraud and impersonation and has invited to the Police to investigate the matter.
“We’ll definitely head for court … It’s a dangerous development,” Alhaji Muhammed Frimpong, General Secretary of the NDP told Accra-based Class FM on Thursday.
The threat to go to court comes on the heels of a stern letter lawyers acting on behalf of the party’s flagbearer wrote to the EC over the disqualification.
The letter requested that the EC reverses its decision or face a court action.
The EC in response said it 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 Commission dared the party to go to court if they feel aggrieved by the decision.