The parliamentary candidate for the Klottey Korle constituency, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings has expressed her joy over the ruling by the Accra High Court dismissing a suit brought before it challenging the eligibility of the latter.
Three constituency members Joseph Narku Botchway, Jacob Amin and Reverend Michael Kwabena Nii Adjei Sowah prayed the court to annul the constitution election held in November because they alleged Dr. Rawlings was not a registered voter.
They had sought among other things from the EC to furnish them with information on whether Dr. Zanetor Rawlings is a registered voter; If so, when was the name entered on the National Biometric Voters’ Register; the name of the Registration Officer; the date of registration; the time on which the name was entered on the roll as shown on the print out; the registration centre name; the registration code; the constituency within which the registration took place; the Voter’s Identify Card number of Dr. Zanetor Agyemang Rawlings.
But the court in the ruling said the case lacked merit and further ruled that the action of the plaintiffs were an abuse of the court.
An elated Dr. Rawlings speaking with the media after ruling said she was happy because the people voted her by choice which needed to be respected.
“I think that we’ve proven that democracy works and that the court also works because here is what happened; the people voted and chose who they wanted so it would have been a real travesty of justice for the court to actually overturn the choice of the people. So I am very happy that we’ve actually come this far and the work goes on,’’ she said.
The 37-year-old nabbed 2,739 representing 58.84% to beat the incumbent Nii Armah Ashietey, who pulled 1,348 votes representing 37.51%. By the ruling, she [Dr. Zanetor Rawlings] still remains the candidate for the party in the constituency.