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24.11.2020 Politics

Court To Rule On Marricke Gane’s Disqualification Case On November 30

Court To Rule On Marricke Gane’s Disqualification Case On November 30
LISTEN NOV 24, 2020

The High Court has set Monday, November 30 to deliver its ruling on the case in which Marricke Kofi Gane is challenging his disqualification from the 2020 polls.

The Criminal Court 2 Division of the High Court presided over by Her Ladyship Elfreda Amy Dankyi made this known on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, after the Electoral Commission filed its response to the suit.

Marricke Gane invoked the High Court's supervisory jurisdiction in an application for review of the EC's decision to disqualify him from the 2020 polls.

Mr Gane wants the court to quash the Electoral Commission's decision to disqualify him; order the Commission to afford him the opportunity to correct alleged errors or irregularities on his nomination forms and to order the Commission to place his name on the 2020 presidential ballot.

He also wants the court to restrain the Commission from printing the ballot papers for the presidential poll without his name on it.

Mr Gane was disqualified in October 2020 together with four others and further accused of associating with forgery.

The Commission had earlier insisted that some signatures Mr. Gane’s nominations forms were forged.

It thus referred the case to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service for further investigations and possible prosecution.

According to the commission, police subsequently came to the conclusion that a number of the signatures endorsing his forms were fake.

Meanwhile, the EC was subsequently ordered to file its responses by the court on Monday, November 23, 2020, and has subsequently filed.


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