Zanetor Rawlings runs to court over eligibility controversy

Zanetor Rawlings runs to court over eligibility controversy

- Dr Zanetor Rawlings is headed for the courts once again to seek a retraining order over a case filed against her concerning her eligibility as a Ghanaian voter

- It remains unsure the whether or not the young embattled politician could win her case in this time around as the Electoral Commission has also confirmed that she is not on the voters roll

Embattled National Democratic Congress Parliamentary nominee for the Klottey Korle Constituency, Dr Zanetor Rawlings has filed a fresh suit at the Supreme Court seeking a restraining order to stop the judge hearing her case at a High Court. 

The suit is which was filed on Wednesday March 23 by her lawyer was seeking “an order of prohibition directed to the His Lordship Kwaku T. Ackah Boafo J of the High Court…restraining him from proceeding to hear the dispute between the applicant and the interested parties pending a decision in the instant application.” 

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This follows a charge filed against her by the incumbent NDC MP for Klottey Korle, Nii Armah Ashietey over claims that she is not a registered Ghanaian voter - a claim which was confirmed by the Electoral Commission.

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Dr. Zanetor through her lawyer, Godwin Kudzo Tameklo, is further seeking  “an order of certiorari to bring the ruling of His Lordship Kwaku T. Ackah Boafo J, of the High Court, General Jurisdiction 6, dated 22nd March, 2016 for the purpose of being quashed for wrongfully assuming jurisdiction to interpret and define the scope of the application of article 94 (1)(a) of the 1992 Constitution.”

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A failure this time around would mean that Dr Rawlings' chance of leading the party in the 2016 parliamentary election would be slim.

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