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LOCAL NEWS: Electoral Commission To File Response To Independent Presidential Candidate's Suit Today

The Electoral Commission (EC) will today, November 24, file its responses to a suit filed by Mr. Marricke Gane, a disqualified presidential candidate.

The criminal Court 2 Division of the High Court, presided over by Her Ladyship Elfreda Amy Dankyi ordered the commission to file its responses on Monday after lawyers of the Commission had pleaded with the court for time to respond to the suit.

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Marrick Kofi Gane invoked the High Court's supervisory jurisdiction in an application for review of the EC's decision to disqualify him from contesting the 2020 presidential election.

Mr. Gane was disqualified in October together with four others and further accused of forgery.

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The EC's technical team said it found out that a number of signatures supposedly endorsing the candidature of Mr. Gane had been forged.

According to the commission, the police service agreed with its allegation of forgery after the said evidence had been presented to them

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Mr. Gane however is however praying the court to quash the Electoral commission's decision to disqualify him, to order the commission to allow him to correct the said errors and irregularities on his nomination forms, and to consequently allow him to contest this year's presidential elections.

Story by Rodney Tsenuokpor


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