The Human Rights Court has dismissed an application by the flagbearer of the National Democratic Party, Konadu Agyeman Rawlings to compel the Electoral Commission to allow her contest the December Presidential elections.
After the Electoral Commission rejected the nomination forms of the former first Lady to contest the Presidential polls on the ticket of the NDP, the party filed an application at the Human Rights Court asking the court to reverse the EC’s decision and allow its flagbearer to contest the elections.
Presiding judge Kofi Essel Mensah in his final ruling on Friday stated that "It is demonstrably clear that the applicants have failed to put forward a strong case to obtain a favourable verdict. I cannot do otherwise than to dismiss their application. The applications is accordingly dismissed,"
With the latest outcome, it means the Presidential ambition by the former First Lady is politically over for 2012 and must wait for 2016 to see if she has any chance of becoming President of Ghana.