- NDC Klottey Korle MP’s lawyer’s life is under threat.
- Lawyer Gary Nimako says some unknown persons have been following him around.
- He has reported to the police. Counsel Nimako representing the incumbent MP in a legal tussel.
Lawyer for National Democratic Congress (NDC) incumbent Member of Parliament for the Klottey Korle, Gary Nimako says his life is being threatened.
According to Nii Armah Ashietey’s counsel, some unknown persons have been trailing him.
The lawyer representing the NDC MP for the Klottey Korle constituency Nii Armah Ashietey who is challenging the election of Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, Gary Nimako has raised an alarm of a possible attack on his life by some unknown persons.
In a letter addressed to the High court, Gary Nimako said he has in recent times been trailed by some unknown people whenever he is driving home after work.
He further stated in the letter that he has lodged a formal complaint with the police and “is making security arrangements for himself and that of his family”.
A copy of the letter:
“We wish to humbly bring to the attention of the honourable court that, counsel for the plaintiff has in recent times been trailed by some unknown persons when driving home after work.“The said unknown persons immediately drove off when counsel parked at the North Legon Police post to alert the police. A report has been lodged with the Police to that effect.“In view of the aforesaid, counsel prays that the matter be adjourned to Tuesday March 9, 2016”.
The former Greater Accra regional minister is battling the daughter of former President John Rawlings and the NDC nominee for the Klottey Korle constituency in court after she defeated him in the ruling NDC’s parliamentary primary held in November 2015.
His claims that Dr. Zanetor is not a registered voter has been corroborated by the Electoral Commission.
In the other side of the political divide, defeated New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary aspirant in the same constituency , Nii Noi Nortey is set to contest the seat as an independent candidate.
Mr. Nortey, a former NPP constituency chairman, won the initial primary organized in August last year, but lost in a re-run after his main contender Philip Addison managed to get the results annulled.