Marricke Gane vs EC Case Dismissed by Court

A suit filed by independent presidential hopeful, Marricke Kofi Gane challenging his disqualification from the 2020 polls by the Electoral Commission (EC) has been dismissed by an Accra High Court.

The EC disqualified Mr Gane from contesting the 2020 December polls for allegedly forging signatures of persons who endorsed his nomination forms.

The presidential hopeful sought the Court’s power to overturn the decision of the EC on the grounds that his “right to natural justice was breached when the EC failed to provide an opportunity for him to rectify alleged errors on his forms.”

Her Ladyship Elfreda Amy Dankyi, who presided over the Criminal Court 2 Division of the High Court on the other hand made it clear that the EC did not err in their action.

She further ruled that the Court could not offer any protection for Mr Gane since the errors on the forms constituted a case of fraud.

The case was thus dismissed.

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