The Supreme Court clears Zanetor to run as the NDC Parliamentary nominee for the constituency, invalidating possible rulings of the High court on the same case
After all said and done, the Supreme Court has finally brought to an end, the back-breaking case against Zanetor Rawlings. The Supreme Court has cleared the Klottey Korle National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary nominee, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings, to contest the seat. More so, the court has directed the High Court to give a ruling in line with the determination by the Supreme Court.
According to the court, a person is only deemed a candidate after the Electoral Commission (EC) opens the opportunity for parties to submit the names of their nominees elected from their parties primaries and that has not happened yet hence the argument of her not being qualified cannot hold.
The rigorous Zanetor’s case started when Nii Ashiety, the incumbent MP for Klottey Korle lost to Zanetor in the NDC Klottey Korle primaries. He had filed a case at the High Court, praying it to declare the elections null and void on the grounds that, she (Zanetor) was not a registered voter at the time of the elections.
The High court on finding out she was not a registered voter, fined Rawlings for wasting its time with several applications to close the case. Subsequently Zanetor appealed to the apex court, which later ruled in her favour by prohibiting the High Court from hearing the case. Also, Dr. Rawlings later registered as a Ghanaian voter in April 2016, during the Electoral Commission’s limited registration exercise.
Now, the Supreme Court clears Zanetor to run as the NDC Parliamentary nominee for the constituency, invalidating possible rulings of the High court on the same case. The Supreme Court’s ruling has finally brought closure to the case, with its unquestionable ruling. The High Court judges are expected to uphold the decision of the apex court accordingly.