No show at hearing of Zanetor’s case
There was no show at the High Court hearing the eligibility case against the National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary candidate for the Klottey Korley constituency Dr. Zanetor Rawlings.
The presiding judge, Kwaku Aka Boafo, was reported to have gone on a seminar but the plaintiff MP of the constituency MP, Nii Armah Ashitey and his lawyer, Gary Nimako were present as well as the media and other spectators.
Nii Armah Ashitey who is also the incumbent MP dragged Dr. Rawlings to court challenging her candidature as a non-registered voter.
The Electoral Commission has confirmed that the daughter of former President Rawlings is not a registered voter in Ghana.
At the last sitting, Lawyer for the MP, Gary Nimako requested for an adjournment of the suit to allow him make necessary security arrangements claiming his life was being threatened by unknown assailants.
Meanwhile, the case has been postponed to Friday, 11 March 2016.
The Plaintiffs, Hon.NiiArmahAshietey and Nii John Coleman, sued the National Democratic Congress (1st Defendant), Dr. ZanetorAgyeman Rawlings (2nd Defendant) and the Electoral Commission (3rd Defendant) alleging that the 2nd Defendant was not eligible to contest the KlotteyKorle Primaries held in November 2015, because she was not a registered voter with the Electoral Commission.
On January 25, 2016, Counsel for the 2nd Defendant, Lawyer Godwin EdudzieTamakloe (supported by Ms. Sanja Morrison) filed an application requesting the Court to throw out the case.
The High Court dismissed the application, describing it as misconceived and unmeritorious. The Application failed both on procedural grounds and on its merits.