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Nii Armah Ashietey Asks Dr. Zenator to Quit The Delay Tactics


Nii Armah Ashietey

Nii Armah Ashietey

Incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Klottey Korley, Nii Armah Ashietey says nothing would save his opponent Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings in her attempt to delay a High Court ruling.

Dr Zanetor Rawlings who happens to be the daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings, the founder of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) contested and beat the incumbent MP in the recent constituency primaries of the NDC to become the party’s Klottey Korle parliamentary candidate for the 2016 general elections.

But the celebration of her win was short lived after Ashietey filed a suit in court challenging her qualification.

He claimed Zanetor was not a registered voter in Ghana, let alone the constituency she wanted to represent in parliament hence wants the court to declare the election null and void.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has indeed confirmed that Zanetor is not a registered voter.

But even before the High Court would rule on the matter, Zanetor had sought refuge at the Supreme Court seeking a restraining order to stop the judge hearing her case at a High Court because she claims the court has no jurisdiction on the matter.

Ashietey however considers the move as unfortunate since the case was being brought to a closure with a ruling to that effect.

Addressing his teeming supporters yesterday, he said that was part of delayed tactics being employed by Zanetor and her lawyers to frustrate the ruling.

That notwithstanding, he was confident that the courts would right the wrongs insisting that “the right thing must be done.”

“There is only one truth, we are in a party with rules and the party must respect its rules otherwise we tend to be doing selective justice”, he said.

Apart from that, Ashietey said “I don’t think her going to register when the EC opens the register will cure the defect; it will not cure the defect. Our own rules say that no member of the party shall qualify to contest a primary if that person is not a registered voter.”

By Charles Takyi-Boadu

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