The women’s organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has taken a swipe at the party’s Klottey Korle Member of Parliament (MP) Nii Armah Ashittey, who is contesting the legitimacy of the NDC parliamentary candidate of the constituency Dr Zanetor Rawlings.
Nii Ashittey and Nii Johnson Coleman have filed a joint suit at an Accra high court against the Electoral Commission and the NDC. The two are challenging Dr. Rawlings’ legitimacy to contest for a parliamentary seat under the 1992 constitution since her name is not on the electoral roll.
“We recognise the efforts and contributions of the incumbent Member of Parliament towards the NDC and Ghana as a whole. Nevertheless we are of the view that he should accept the results in good faith since the right procedures through which he was elected to represent the party were the same channels through which Dr Zanetor has been duly elected,” Hajia Zaynab Joyce Mahama said in a statement.
She added: “Dr. Zanetor Rawlings is the legitimately elected parliamentary candidate of the NDC for the Klottey Korle Constituency. We also call on all pro-women empowerment NGOs and civil societies not to stay neutral in these times of trials on a fellow female who wants to take the mantle of leadership and deliver a selfless and committed service to her people.”
In a statement signed and issued in Accra, Hajia Mahama expressed the women’s wing displeasure about the calculated efforts by some individuals within the party to create disunity and disaffection in the constituency since Dr. Zanetor Rawlings legitimately won the party’s parliamentary primary in November last year to represent the party in the forthcoming general election.