There was no hearing at the High Court handling the eligibility case against the National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary candidate for the Klottey Korley Constituency, Dr. Zanetor Agyemang-Rawlings.
The presiding judge, Kwaku Aka Boafo, was reported to be at a seminar but one of the plaintiff, incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency, Nii Armah Ashitey and his lawyer, Gary Nimako were present, and with other journalists.
Nii Armah Ashitey dragged Dr. Rawlings to court challenging she is not a registered voter and can therefore not be the candidate of the party, per its constitution.
The Electoral Commission has confirmed that the daughter of former President and founder of the NDC Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, is not a registered voter in Ghana.
At the last sitting, lawyer for the MP, Mr. Nimako requested for an adjournment to allow him make necessary security arrangements, claiming his life was being threatened by unknown assailants.
Meanwhile, the case has been postponed to today. The Plaintiffs, Nii Armah Ashietey and Nii John Coleman, sued the National Democratic Congress’ (first defendant), Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings (second defendant) and the Electoral Commission (third defendant) alleging that the Second Defendant was not eligible to contest the Klottey Korle NDC primary held in November last year, because she was not a registered voter with the Electoral Commission.
On January 25, 2016, counsel for the second defendant, Godwin Edudzie Tamakloe, supported by Ms. Sanja Morrison, filed an application requesting the court to throw out the case.
The High Court dismissed the application, describing it as misconceived and unmeritorious. The application failed both on procedural grounds and on its merits.