Gane’s suit against EC dismissed

An application filed by Marricke Kofi Gane against the Electoral Commission (EC) over his disqualification from the December 2020 election as an Independent Presidential candidate has been dismissed by the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court on Monday November 30.

The court presided over by Justice El-Freda Denkyi, in its judgment said the applicant has no equitable or legal rights that the court must protect.

The court argued that from October 29 when the applicant filed his case, it was 10 days after his disqualification and 14 days to election when the case came up for hearing on November 23.

The court said granting the application will breach a constitutional mandate and the public would be denied their rights to chose their leader.

The court said the applicant does not deserve any of the reliefs he sought and also the fact that all provisions have been made by the EC ahead of the elections, hence dismissed the application.

The applicant who was one of the candidates disqualified from the race by Electoral Commission (EC) on grounds of alleged forgery was seeking an order through Certiorari.


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