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Court dismisses Kofi Koranteng’s case against the EC

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The Human Rights Division 1 of the High Court has dismissed the case brought against the Electoral Commission by Kofi Koranteng, a disqualified independent candidate.

Mr. Koranteng went to court challenging the electoral body’s decision to disqualify him from this year’s polls, which takes place in about a week’s time.

He said the Commission gave him an opportunity to re-submit his corrected forms, which he did on October 14, 2020.

He said he expected the commission to give him a fair and reasonable treatment as stated in article 23 of the 1992 Constitution.

However, the EC’s legal team led by Justine Amenuvor earlier denied the claims of Mr. Koranteng saying an opportunity was given to all applicants who had issues with their forms and if any anomalies are found, they are corrected and re-submitted within a stipulated time, which opened on October 5 and closed on October 9.

But Mr. Koranteng re-submitted his corrected form on October 14 which meant he was late in submitting it.

The Court presided over by Her Ladyship Gifty Addo on Monday, November 30, 2020, found that the Independent Candidate had committed infractions in the process by his own admission  and the EC was reasonable in its decision.

He has since been sabotaged.

Source: Ghana Waves

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