Jim Ferry has had his nomination papers for the forthcoming elections rejected by Donegal County Council.
It is understood the prospective Independent candidate for the Glenties is now considering legal options to get on the ballot paper.
The Tirconail Tribune reports the issue was under consideration for a lengthy period on Wednesday and according to sources, both sides consulted legal opinion on the matter.
Mr. Ferry said that along with his Director of Elections, he presented his nomination papers in Lifford on Wednesday only to have them rejected by the returning officer for the Glenties area.
The controversial businessman said that he was told that ‘a financial matter’ was put forward as the cause for the rejection of his nomination papers.
He had been seeking to have his papers accepted since the moment nominations opened but was met with rejection each time.
Saying that is taking stock of the situation, he said he was not giving up his demand to run for the election and as we went to press on Wednesday evening, Mr. Ferry was seeking further legal clarification on his position.
The Council’s communications office said they were not in a position to comment on individual cases but confirmed that accepted nominations are made available on the council’s website each day.
The also provided the criteria in relation to nominations.
The closing date for acceptance of nominations for the local elections is this Saturday May 4th.Tags: