The Supreme Court has ordered the Electoral Commission(EC) of Ghana to extend close of nomination period from today Monday, November 07, 2016 to tomorrow Tuesday, November 08, 2016.
The ruling read by Justice Sophia Adinyira, the presiding judge is to enable all the disqualified candidates to correct errors on their nomination forms.
The Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the EC’s suit challenging an High court ruling asking them to allow the PPP’s presidential candidate Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom to correct his nomination form errors.
A seven-member panel in the Monday ruling asked the commission to extend the nomination period to November 8, 2016 to give room for the other candidates to correct their mistakes in order to contest in the December polls.
The court also ordered the discontinuation of the various court cases regarding the disqualification of other presidential aspirants.
The EC disqualified several presidential candidates from the December polls for various errors detected in their nomination forms.