PPP To File Contempt Charge Again EC For Accepting Filing Fee

    /    Sep 30, 2016   /     NewsBreak, Politics  /    0 Comments  /    408 Views

The Progressive Peoples Party (PPP), has hinted of filing a charge of contempt against the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana for accepting the filing fee of Dr. Papa Kwasi Nduom, the party’s flag-bearer, despite an interlocutory injunction placed on the process by the same party.

It would be recalled that the commission said it was not going to accept the GH¢50,000 filing fees for presidential candidates until further notice.

This was because the EC had been served with a court injunction to that effect.

The Progressive Peoples’ Party sought a court injunction on Wednesday against the GH¢50,000 filing fees which it said was too high.

Mrs. Osei announced the suspension on Thursday when the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akuffo-Addo filed his forms at the Commission’s headquarters in Accra.

Speaking in an interview with Kapital News on Thursday, Director of Communications of the PPP, Paa Kow Ackon hinted that their lawyers are in the process of filing a case against the EC for breaching the court’s order.

“What the EC chair has done is a contempt of court issue. And as I speak with you, our lawyers are in the process of filing a contempt charge against the EC and all the people who were there,” he told Kapital News’ Felicity Frempong.

According to Mr. Ackon, the EC failed to give them any reason why it accepted the PPP’s draft and rejected that of other parties.

“When our national chairman had even drawn her attention to the fact that there is an injunction on the case, and that she is not supposed to collect the draft, she ignored the warning from our national chairman and went ahead to take the money,” he explained.

The Supreme Court is yet to bring a verdict on the injunction placed on the EC’s filing fee by the PPP.

Meanwhile the EC is expected to be served with a contempt charge from the same party in a matter of hours.

Source: Felicity Frempong | kapital971.com

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