An aide to Nii Armah Ashietey, Kester Kurachie, said the case between his boss and Zenator Agyeman Rawlings is not over yet, saying they will pursue the matter in the high court.
He told Accra based Kasapa FM that:“the issue we sent to court is an internal party matter; we insist that the NDC party has flouted its own rules because Zanetor was not eligible to contest the election at the time she did per the party’s constitution. We are not saying she can’t go to Parliament. The law grinds slowly but it will surely get to its destination. The case is not over yet, we’ll still continue at the High court.”
The Supreme Court yesterday July 18 cleared Zenator to contest the parliamentary elections in the Klottey Korle constituency for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) .
The court ruled that a person can only be considered a candidate officially after the parties to submit the names of their nominees to the Electoral Commission (EC).
According to the court, since that had not happened yet, the plaintiff’s argument doesn’t hold merit.
“The order of the Supreme Court is that the High Court judges should apply their decision so effectively, what is before the High Court has become moot… Once the Supreme Court has decided the matter, the High Court judge is bound to apply,” the Lawyer for Dr. Zanetor, Edudzi Tamakloe told Citi FM.
Zanetor won the NDC primaries in November, beating incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Nii Armah Ashietey.
However, she has since faced several suits concerning her eligibility to contest in the primary as she was not a registered voter at the time.
She had been unable to cast her vote in the primary but eventually registered in April, a development, Ashietey said would not save her.
A High Court in Accra dismissed an earlier case seeking the annulment of the the results of the NDC’s parliamentary primary in the area.
Three persons, Joseph Narku Botchway, Jacob Amin and Reverend Michael Kwabena Nii Adjei Sowah had gone to the court court challenging the eligibility of Dr. Zanetor who they alleged was 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.
By: Abu Mabarik.ghanadecides.com/Ghana