Zanetor registers amid all the controversies surrounding her candidature
The ever dynamic case questioning Dr. Rawlings eligibility to contest for the Klottey Korle seat, has motivated her to finally register as a voter in Ghana. The limited registration exercise which started on April 28, saw the Agyeman register at the Nyaniba polling station at Ridge Thursday morning.
Dr. Rawlings had been sued by the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Nii Armah Ashietey who has been praying court to declare her election null and void since she was not a registered voter in the constituency as of the time she contested the NDC primaries for the constituency. Regarding it as a constitutional breach, Nii Ashietey demanded a re-run of the elections which saw him lose to her.
The Electoral Commission (EC) whom were unavoidably dragged into the case later confirmed she was not a registered a voter which buttressed Nii Ashetey’s demands that the elections be declared null and void. Two applications which were filed by Zanetor’s lawyers demanding that the case be dismissed were all turned down by the presiding judge, Justice Kweku Baafo.
This culminated to her taking the case to the supreme court praying it to review the rulings of Justice Baafo. Amid all the controversies, Zanetor registers to finally become eligible to contest. However, it is not clear if her current registration as a voter would be of any significance in court, considering it forms the basis of the case.
Nii Ashietey accused Zanetor of purposely running to the Supreme Court for ‘intervention’ to enable her buy time, knowing fully well that the limited registration exercise was by the corner. He said that her ‘smart move’ would be of no significance because she broke the rule says that “no member of the party shall be suitable to contest a primary if he is not a registered vote”.