Lawyers ask opponents to allow Supreme court judge Zanetor's fate
Dr. Zanetor Rawlings
Lawyers for Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, whose parliamentary candidature for the Klottey Korle Constituency is being challenged in court by the incumbent Member of Parliament Nii Armah Ashietey, have asked Mr. Ashietey’s lawyers to allow the Supreme Court to decide the fate of their client.
The incumbent NDC MP has dragged Dr. Rawlings to court claiming she was not a registered voter at the time the party’s primary was held in November 2015.
According to Mr. Ashietey’s suit at the High Court, the primary must be nullified for a re-run to take place.
But Dr. Zanetor Rawlings in a bid to nullify the charges against her, successfully registered at the Nyaniba polling station at Ridge on Thursday in the ongoing limited voters' registration exercise.
Lawyer for Nii Armah Ashietey, Garry Nimako, subsequently stated that Zanetor’s registration would not exonerate her from any wrongdoing or bring the case to a close.
But the lead lawyer for Dr. Rawlings, Edudzi Tamakloe, in a direct response to lawyers of Nii Armah Ashietey, said they were unperturbed about their opponents’ confidence since it was only the Supreme Court that could decide the fate of their client.
He, therefore, emphasized the need for lawyers of Nii Armah Ashietey to allow the court to give its final ruling.
“…We have put before the court, the case which is fixed for hearing on 3rd May, 2016. I have listened to my brother Gary Nimako all over the media saying all over that Zanetor’s registration will not be of any effect… The last time I checked, he was just a lawyer, not a judge.
The matter will be decided by more than five judges of the Supreme Court. I do not want to pre-empt anything but the Supreme Court judges will decide on the merit or otherwise of our application. They are the best people to decide on it.”