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19 July 2016

Supreme Court clears Zanetor for parliamentary election

zanetorThe Supreme Court in a 4-1 majority decision has cleared Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings to contest the National Parliamentary election for the Klottey Korle constituency in this year’s election.

Dr. Zanetor went to the apex court seeking the interpretation of article 94 (a) and the five-member panel presided over by Justice William Atuguba has ruled in her favour.

Essentially, the aspect of the case pending at the High Court has been rendered mute per the Supreme Court ruling.

Background

Hon. Nii Ashitey, joined by one other person, filed a suit against Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, the elected parliamentary nominee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Klottey Korle after the latter defeated him in a constituency Primaries for the upcoming general elections held in November 2015.

Mr. Ashitey contested that the daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings at the time of the NDC primaries was not qualified to contest the NDC Primaries because she was not registered as a voter in Ghana by the Electoral Commission.

Zanetor Rawlings however registered as a voter when the Electoral Commission opened its limited registration in May.

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