Hundreds of supporters and sympathizers of the Progressive People’s have gathered at the Headquarters of the party at Asylum Down in Accra.
This follows the judgement by an Accra High Court to order the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC) to allow the party correct errors on its presidential nomination forms that formed the basis for the flagbearer’s disqualification from this year’s presidential race by the EC.
Citi News’ Sixtus Dong-Ullo reported that the supporters are in a jubilant mood, chanting and singing party songs.
The court, presided over by Justice Eric Kyei-Baffour ordered the EC to allow the PPP flagbearer, Papa Kwesi Nduom to correct errors found on his nomination forms that formed basis for his disqualification by the EC.
The judgement indicated that the Electoral Commission had disobeyed its own rules in Regulation 9 of CI 94 which stated that the EC and its returning officers for the presidential election were under a legal obligation to afford the persons with errors on their form an opportunity to make any necessary amendments or alterations before the close of nominations.
Some of the teeming supporters told Citi News they were excited about the court’s judgement. Some said it was a positive sign for the party’s chances in the upcoming elections.
Meanwhile, flagbearer, Papa Kwesi Nduom has told the teeming supporters at the Party’s Headquarters that his victory must been seen as a wake up call to all public institutions to execute their mandate with diligence.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana