You are here: HomeNewsPolitics2016 03 22Article 425239

Politics of Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Court dismisses Zanetor's application

An Accra High Court presided over by Justice Kwaku Ackaah-Boafo has dismissed an application brought before him by lawyers of Zanetor Rawlings, praying the court to throw out a suit filed by incumbent Member of Parliament for the Klottey Korle constituency Nii Armah Ashietey.

Dr. Rawlings' eligibility as a parliamentary candidate for the Constituency is being challenged by Mr. Ashietey.

Mr. Ashietey and one Nii John Coleman (who also lost in the primary) filed a suit praying the Court to prevent Dr. Rawlings from holding herself out as Parliamentary Candidate-elect for the constituency on the ticket of the NDC.

In the suit, the two claimed Dr. Rawlings' election was unlawful because she is not a registered voter.

Nii John Coleman has since pulled out of the case leaving Ashietey to fight alone.

But lawyers for Dr. Zanetor argued that the entire action brought before the court is premature and prayed the court to dismiss the suit by Mr. Ashietey.

However, Justice Ackaah-Boafo in his ruling Tuesday dismissed the application by Dr. Rawlings describing it as a good poem that makes a bad read, according to Starr FM’s Court correspondent Wilberforce Asare.

Send your news stories to and features to . Chat with us via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.

Join our Newsletter