Suit against Dr Rawlings ‘dead on arrival’ Lawyer

Lawyer for National Democratic Congress Parliamentary Candidate for Korle Klottey, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, has declared a suit challenging her eligibility to contest in the election, “dead on arrival”.

He was reacting a joint suit filed by the incumbent MP for the constituency Nii Armah Ashittey and one Nii John Coleman against Dr. Zanetor and the Electoral Commission at the High Court.

Dr Zanetor defeated Mr Ashietey in the November 2015 primaries but there have been claims that she is not a registered voter which is a requirement for one to be elected as a parliamentary candidate, according to the governing NDC’s rules.

Mr Asittey and Nii John Coleman are asking the Court to restrain Dr Rawlings from holding herself out as Parliamentary candidate for the NDC in the constituency.

But Lawyer for Dr Rawlings, Godwin Tamakloe told Joy news his client was qualified to contest the elections.

“She has more than a legitimate right to contest the election on the ticket of the NDC. As we speak, she is the parliamentary candidate-elect for the Korle Klottey constituency,” he stated.

He added that they are preparing to meet in court despite his stong belief that the case is dead on arrival.

A similar case filed by some four Executives of the party against Dr Zanetor was dismissed by an Accra High Court last week because they failed to exhaust internal mechansms available to them before going to court and also because they didn’t demonstrate sufficient interest in the matter.

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