Klottey Korle MP sues Zanetor Rawlings

The incumbent Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle Constituency in the Greater Accra Region has filed a suit against Dr Zanetor Rawlings winner of the recently held NDC Parliamentary primaries.

Nii Armah Ashietey who filed a joint suit with Nii Johnson Coleman at the Accra High Court is praying the court to restrain Dr Rawlings from holding herself out as Parliamentary candidate elect for the NDC.

Mr Ashietey was defeated in the November 2015 primaries by the daughter of ex-president John Rawlings but there are claims Dr Rawlings did not have a valid voter’s register which is a requirement for one to be elected into the position of an MP.

The embattled MP is among others seeking the following reliefs.

A declaration that the decision by the NDC to allow the Dr Zanetor Rawlings to contest parliamentary primaries in the Klottey-Korle Constituency when she was not a registered voted within the meaning of Article 94 (1) (a) of the 1992 constitution at the time of the said contest, violates the constitution and the internal regulations governing the conduct of the parliamentary primaries of the NDC and same is illegal and of no effect.

2. A declaration that the Dr Zanetor Rawlings election as a parliamentary Candidate elect for the Klottey-Korley Constituency is null and void and is of no effect as same violates the constitution of the NDC and the rules governing the conduct of the 216 parliamentary primaries.

3. An order of injunction restraining the Dr. Zanetor, agents, privies, assigns or anyone claiming through her from holding herself out or allowing herself to be held out by the other defendants as Parliamentary Candidate-elect for Klottey Korle Constituency until the matters in dispute are heard and disposed of by this honourable court.

4. An order of court directed at the NDC for a re-run of the parliamentary primaries in Klottey Korle Constituency between the plaintiffs in accordance with its constitution and the regulation governing the 2016 parliamentary primaries within one week of the annulment of the 2nd defendant’s election.

It will be the second time the parliamentary aspirant elect is being sued barely three months after winning the contest.

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