The Supreme Court has by a majority decision cleared Dr. Zenator Agyemng-Rawlings to contest the parliamentary election for the Klottey Korle constituency on the ticket of the NDC in the November 2016 elections .

The court has also directed the High Court to give a ruling in line with the determination by the Supreme Court

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Defeated incumbent MP for Klottey Korle, Nii Armah Ashietey resorted to court to challenge the eligibility of Dr. Zanetor because she was not a registered voter when she was elected as a nominee.

Nii Armah Ashietey prayed the court to declare her election null and void.

Dr. Zenator on the other hand registered with the Electoral Commission during the Limited registration exercise which was held in April 2016.

But the Apex Court revealed that 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

Meanwhile, an Accra High Court has dismissed a case filed by some members of the NDC in Klottey Korle constituency which sought to annul the results of the NDC’s parliamentary primary in the area for the same reason.

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The three; Joseph Narku Botchway, Jacob Amin and Reverend Michael Kwabena Nii Adjei Sowah went to court to challenge the eligibility of Dr. Zanetor who they alleged was not a registered voter.

The courts however said the plaintiff did not demonstrate in anyway how their rights had been violated or would be violated.

With the green light given by the Supreme Court on Monday July 18, Dr. Agyeman-Rawlings, daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings is set to battle the Korle Klottey seat with Lawyer Philip Addison, of the opposition NPP and Madam Eva Lokko of the PPP.

Background

Hon. Nii Ashitey, joined by one other person, filed a suit against Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, the elected parliamentary nominee of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Klottey Korle after the latter defeated him in a constituency Primaries for the upcoming general elections held in November 2015.

Mr. Ashitey contested that the daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings at the time of the NDC primaries was not qualified to contest the NDC Primaries because she was not registered as a voter in Ghana by the Electoral Commission.

Zanetor Rawlings however registered as a voter when the Electoral Commission opened its limited registration in May.