No show In Court For Ashitey vs Zanetor Case?


It happened that there was no show at the court on Wednesday for the hearing of the Case against  Dr. Zanetor Rawlings’ eligibility to contest as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Klortey Korle constituency. Reports have it that Zanetor did not show up and neither did the presiding Judge.

The presiding judge, Kwaku Aka Boafo, was reported to have gone on a seminar, and so it was announced by the court clerks that the court would not sit. The case was then adjourned to tomorrow, March 11, 2016. However, the plaintiff who is the incumbent MP of the constituency MP, Nii Armah Ashitey and his lawyer, Gary Nimako were present.

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On Wednesday morning, the court was filled with supporters from both sides, as well as the press, and other spectators.

The Case:

The Plaintiffs, Nii Ashiety and Nii Coleman are contesting the eligibility of Dr Rawlings on the grounds that she is not a registered voter with the Electoral Commission, and hence not qualified to contest for the Klottey Korle Primaries held in November 2015. The NDC and the Electoral Commission are the 1st and 3rd defendants on the case respectively.

The case had been adjourned last week to Wednesday by the Judge as Lawyer for the plaintiff Gary Nimako asked requested for the adjournment of the case to enable him make necessary security arrangements claiming his life was being threatened by unknown assailants

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Also in January 2016, Lawyers for Zanetor, the second defendant filed an application for court to dismiss the case. But unfortunately for them the High court dismissed the application on the grounds that the suit filed against Dr. Rawlings was without bas. They then called on both counsels to open defense on the case.