The People’s National Congress (PNC) has demanded that the Electoral Commission (EC) provide copies of all four submitted nomination forms of its presidential aspirant, Dr. Edward Mahama, so it can adequately correct all errors on the forms.
The PNC has said it will head to the Supreme Court to further extend the nomination period if it does not receive all the copies by 8:00 am today [Tuesday].
[contextly_sidebar id=”F4uJwcNMPULP7SUkfRdEcJc0t9s3i6Hb”]This was contained in a letter addressed to the EC after the Supreme Court ordered the Commission to extend the nomination period to 5:00 pm today.
In the letter, the PNC said to the EC, “we notice that you have presented back to us only a single copy of nomination forms, whilst we submitted the forms in quadruplicate. We understand that you are entitled to keep copies of the original nomination forms submitted to you. You may even keep the originals and avail us copies of all four nomination forms.”
The PNC explained that its demand was “to ensure that all minor errors across the 4 sets of nomination forms and not just one are carefully and thoroughly addressed.”
“We are unable to do this without the originals or copies of all the nomination forms submitted in triplicate. Please be advised that unless we receive the originals of copies of all the four nomination forms, we will be unable to commence the arduous process of correcting the minor errors in the forms,” the letter added.
Thus the PNC served notice of its ultimatum saying, “If we do not receive the quadruplicate originals or copies of all the nomination forms we submitted by 8 am tomorrow morning of the 8th of November, we will be compelled to invoke the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to order that we be given the originals or copies and to extend the time which we may make the said corrections.”
The PNC Flagbearer and 12 other presidential aspirants were handed a lifeline by the Supreme Court’s order of extension after they were initially disqualified from the presidential race after varying errors were detected on their filed nomination forms.
Dr. Mahama in particular was disqualified on the grounds that some of the subscribers who endorsed his nomination forms from the regions, forged signatures while others endorsed more than one candidate.
By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana