Again the Electoral Commission (EC) has been ordered by a High Court in Accra presided by Justice Tetteh Charwey to grant the flagbearer of All People's Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga the opportunity to re-file his forms.
The EC was dragged to court by the APC candidate Ayariga after he was listed among the 13 disqualified candidates for the December 7 elections. Hassan Ayariga is the second candidate to win his disqualification case after Paa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People's party (PPP).
According to Justice Charwey, the case is not new and a prior one has been recorded in the past which is perhaps similar to that of the PPP.
Hassan Ayariga was disqualified on bases including not being able to give evidence on his statutes, that is his hometown or residence in the constituency as required by the constitution.
Gutty Ayariga who was in court with his running mate,Emmanuel Carl Bartels accepted the court's decision warmly.
"Our laws are working. No matter who you are, no matter what you are, if you find fault with your nomination forms, you can always go to court,” he said. “I am very proud that democracy is really working in this country.” he said
The EC has lost again to APC in the High Court after PPP's case and it is very much anticipated that since it has preceded the case of the PPP to the Supreme Court, it will do so to the APC.
BY: KANDEY H. ALHASSAN