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General News of Sunday, 22 November 2015


Team up with me, Zanetor invites Ashitey, Nii John

Dr. Zanetor Rawlings Dr. Zanetor Rawlings

Dr Zanetor Rawlings, who won the Korle Klottey ticket of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), has invited the losing candidates in the constituency to form team up with her in a bid to retain the seat for the party in 2016.

Provisional results available to from the Korle Klottey parliamentary primaries showed a wide lead by Dr Rawlings ahead of incumbent Nii Armah Ashitey.

The daughter of former President Jerry Rawlings garnered 2,403 votes, representing 62.22 per cent against Mr Ashitey's 1348, representing 34.90 per cent.

The third contestant, Nii John had 100 votes representing 2.59 per cent. There were 11 rejected ballots, representing 0.28 per cent.

Dr. Rawlings told journalists after the election, “that’s what the people want and that’s what the people voted [for].”

“I’ll like to use this opportunity to say thank you to everybody and reach a hand out to fellow aspirants because at the end of the day it is one party. Of course it is a team effort and we must work together,” she told journalists after her victory.

Dr Rawlings was unable to find her name on the NDC’s register of voters and so could not vote. It is however unclear how that will affect her new role as the parliamentary candidate for the 2016 elections.