Zenator Rawlings sued again

Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle, Nii Armah Ashittey, and one Nii Johnson Coleman have filed a joint suit at an Accra High Court against the Electoral Commission and the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the area, Dr Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings.

The two are challenging the latter’s legitimacy to contest for a parliamentary seat under the 1992 constitution.

The two, who both contested the National Democratic Congress’(NDC) constituency primaries and lost to Dr Zanetor on November 21, 2015, are of the view that her election was unlawful since she is not a registered voter.

It would be recalled, during the NDC’s primary on November 21, Dr Rawlings could not cast her ballot because her name was not found in the voters’ register.

It was then alleged that she not a registered Ghanaian voter.

Their case is expected to be heard on Friday January 29.

Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle, Nii Armah Ashittey, and one Nii Johnson Coleman have filed a joint suit at an Accra High Court against the Electoral Commission and the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the area, Dr Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings.

The two are challenging the latter’s legitimacy to contest for a parliamentary seat under the 1992 constitution.

The two, who both contested the NDC’s constituency primaries and lost to Dr Zanetor on November 21, 2015, are of the view that her election was unlawful since she is not a registered voter.

It would be recalled, during the NDC’s primary on November 21, Dr Rawlings could not cast her ballot because her name was not found in the voters’ register.

It was then alleged that she was not a registered Ghanaian voter.

Their case is expected to be heard on Friday January 29.

An Accra High Court had already dismissed a case filed by some members of the NDC in the Klottey Korle constituency which sought to annul the results of the NDC’s parliamentary primary in the area for the same reasons.

The three; Joseph Narku Botchway, Jacob Amin and Reverend Michael Kwabena Nii Adjei Sowah went to court to challenge the eligibility of Dr Zanetor Rawlings who they allege is not a registered voter.

The courts however said the plaintiff did not demonstrate in anyway how their rights had been violated or would be violated.

Below are the reliefs the plaintiffs are seeking in the case.

1. 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.

5. Any order Order(s) as the court may deem fit.
6. Cost including legal fees.
Credit:  Citifmonline.com


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