Election 2016 | Supreme Court Dismisses DPP’s Suit Against EC


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The dream of the flagbearer of the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), Thomas Nuako Ward Brew to contest the 2016 presidential elections  seems to be over as the Supreme Court has dismissed a suit he filed challenging his  disqualification.

Mr. Ward  Brew and his running were praying the apex court of the land to order the Electoral Commission (EC) to give them another opportunity to correct all anomalies detected on their forms as they failed to make use of an earlier opportunity set aside for that purpose because the flag bearer was outside the country.

But the court described the suit as lacking merit and substance and  accordingly dismissed the suit. It  said the flagbearer’s excuse of not being around during the period set aside by the Supreme Court for the correction of errors could not be accepted by the court since the party is not a one-man party and could have designated its national officers to correct the errors on behalf of their flagbearer.

It further awarded a cost of  GH₵ 3,000 against Mr. Ward brew.

Speaking to media men after the ruling, Mr. Ward Brew  said he has accepted the decision and will not be seeking a review of the matter.

Mr. Ward Brew had his nominations forms rejected by the Electoral Commission (EC) after failing to properly fill the forms in accordance with the requirements of Regulation 7 (2) (b) of CI 94.

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