Supreme Court dismisses Ashietey’s review motion
Supreme Court has dismissed a review motion filed by incumbent NDC Member of Parliament for the Klottey Korley Constituency, Nii Armah Ashitey.
Mr. Ashietey, who’s challenging the eligibility of the party’s parliamentary nominee for the constituency Zanetor Rawlings, filed the application for judicial review of the Supreme Court’s ruling stopping the hearing of his case at the High Court.
The dismissal of the application follows the withdrawal of the application by the MP’s lawyer, Gary Nimako, after the Supreme Court punched holes in the suit.
Mr. Ashietey is challenging the eligibility of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) elected parliamentary nominee for the constituency, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings at the High Court.
But Dr. Rawlings headed to the Supreme Court which ruled that the High Court did not have jurisdiction over the matter which is a subject of constitutional interpretation.
The ruling stated that Justice Kwaku T. Ackah Boafo, erred by giving himself powers beyond what is due him, as he tried interpreting the constitution in his ruling on the 22nd of March.
But lawyers of Mr. Ashietey said they held a different view on the ruling of the Supreme Court on the 19th of May 2016, hence their decision to seek a review.
Dr. Zanetor Rawlings has since her election been fighting a legal tussle where the incumbent NDC MP for the constituency, Nii Armah Ashietey, is challenging her locus and capacity to represent the party in the 2016 parliamentary elections.
In his suit, Mr. Ashitey claims Dr. Rawlings was not qualified to contest the primary since she was not a registered voter.
Zanetor Rawlings is now registered
Meanwhile, Zanetor Rawlings in April 2016, registered when the Electoral Commission opened the register for new voters in its limited registration exercise.
But the lawyer for the incumbent MP, Gary Nimako, has said the sudden registration by Dr. Zanetor Rawlings in the limited voters’ registration exercise, will not exonerate her from any wrongdoing or bring the case to a close. By -citifmonline.com