A former first lady and disqualified flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, has described the Electoral Commission’s (EC) action to disqualify the NDP from contesting the December polls as illogic, hence her reason for going to court.
She believes the decision was intentional and the court should dismiss that verdict for her name to be added to the contestants for the 2016 General Elections.
The NDP is the latest party to file a lawsuit against the Commission two days after the Commission rejected plea to reinstate the party's flagbearer, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings.
NDP is seeking two reliefs namely;
(a) To get their candidate Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings reinstated and
(b) An injunction on the EC’s programme towards the elections until the final determination of the case.
The Commission explained it was unable to accept the nomination of the NDP flagbearer because the number of subscribers she raised fell short of the required 432 valid voters captured in the C.I.94.
The EC said “One subscriber on page 89 of her nomination forms is not a validly registered voter and illegally registered twice and so is on the exclusion list of multiple voters.”
Meanwhile in an interview with Kwame Sefa Kayi on the Kokrooko morning show on Tuesday, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings said EC’s stance was intentional because, the Commission earlier drew their attention to correct some minor mistakes but refused to point to them that which relates to the subscriber.
That, she said breaches regulation 9 of the C.I 94 which states that one cannot be disqualified unless the attention of the party involved is drawn to it.
“The relief we seek is that EC has broken the law and the court should pronounce for a reinstatement of NDP and me onto the ballot paper”, she maintained.
Nana Konadu continued to argue that the EC Boss, Madam Charlotte Osei, could not disqualify her party when they were not given the register to know who has been disqualified or not.
The flagbearer believes the court will act with speed in the hearing and giving of judgment, knowing that the election is near.