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Politics of Thursday, 11 August 2016

Source: kasapafmonline.com

Group mounts pressure on Nii Armah to go independent

Some members of the Democrats for Ashietey

A pro NDC group calling itself Democrats for Ashietey are calling on the incumbent Member of Parliament for Klottey Korle constituency, Nii Armah Ashietey to contest as an Independent candidate in the upcoming December Parliamentary election.

According to the group, it is convinced that Nii Armah Ashietey in his capacity as an independent candidate will better serve the constituency than the Parliamentary Candidate elect, Dr Zanetor Rawlings.

An Executive member of the group, in an interview with Kasapa FM’s Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman after a Press conference in Accra, said his outfit fears fear the NDC will lose the seat if the political novice Dr Zanetor should lead the party in the constituency into the impending polls.

The former Greater Accra regional minister last month denied rumours that he’s going to contest the December parliamentary election as an independent candidate.

Posters of the MP as independent candidate popped up recently and was seen posted in several parts of the constituency.

Nii Armah Ashietey who lost the parliamentary primaries to Dr. Zanetor Rawlings went to court to challenge Dr. Rawlings’ eligibility as the Parliamentary Candidate elect for the area, claiming that she was not a registered voter when she was elected as a nominee.

Independent

He prayed the court to declare her election null and void but the Supreme Court cleared Dr. Rawlings to contest the seat in the upcoming December elections.

Nii Armah Ashietey has since withdrawn his lawsuit against Dr Zanetor.

The decision to stop the legal battles against Rawlings comes on the back of recent losses he suffered at the Supreme court over aspects of his case in court.