Court to hear Ayariga’s disqualifcation on Oct 31


The Accra High Court will start hearing a suit filed by Hassan Ayariga, the presidential aspirant of the All People’s Congress (APC), challenging his disqualification by the Electoral Commission (EC)from the December polls on Monday October 31, 2016.

The court, presided over by Ms Barbara Tetteh-Charway fixed the date on Wednesday after it abridged the time of the hearing to ensure a speedy resolution of the case.

It has therefore directed the two parties to file their statements of case simultaneously on Friday October 28, 2016.

The court will also fix a date for the judgement of the case on October 31, 2016.

Mr Ayariga is seeking a declaration from the court that the EC has no power to disqualify him and even if it had the power “its failure to adhere to due process was so unjust and perverted as to deprive the commission of its powers”.

He is also seeking an order compelling the EC to accept his “nomination forms and to include his name on the ballot for the 2016  presidential elections”

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