Former president, Jerry John Rawlings have been petitioned by grassroots supporters of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) Korle Klottey constituency to impress upon his daughter, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings to withdraw her parliamentary candidature from the party as they argue matters related to her eligibility have been highly contested.
In their petition, which is copied to the president, , the council of elders, the National chairman, the legal committee , the constituency secretary among other bigwigs of the ruling party, some guidelines issued by the party prior to its November , 2015 Presidential and Parliamentary primaries were not adhered to by the vetting committee stating that a contestant must be an active member of the party at the constituency level for four years preceding the date of filing nomination, and must be a card bearing member of the party and must have paid all dues owed as well as being an active member at the constituency level.
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The supporters numbering about 189 who signed the petition together with their voters’ identification card numbers have indicated that the move would preserve the dignity of the former president, his daughter and the NDC as a party.
Meanwhile, a private legal practitioner, Gary Nimako, has also personally written to the Electoral Commission demanding details of Dr. Zanetor Rawlings ’ registration record. Dr Zanetor Rawlings beat her fiercest contender, Nii Armah Ashitey in the just ended primaries garnering 2403 votes representing 62.22 percent of the votes.