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Is Dr Zanetor Rawlings Eligible to Contest Parliamentary Elections in 2016?

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Comment: THE COURT WILL DISMISS THE SUIT

Author:
LONTO-BOY
Date:
2015-12-01 13:55:25
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Is Dr Zanetor Rawlings Eligible to Contest Parliam

MASSA KOFI, I'm not sure whether this lawsuit is a dirty tricks campaign to derail Dr Zanetor's hopes of becoming an MP or there's a genuine concern, and imperative for Ghana's democratic process. Whichever way, I'm sure the court will dismiss the suit challenging Dr Zanetor's eligibility to contest 2016 General Election.

Of course, the fact that Dr Zanetor is the daughter of ex-President Jerry John Rawlings of Ghana and leading figure in NDC, should not make her intentionally and recklessly disregard the country's constitutional eligibility requirements. However, until documents are provided and verified, this is, of course, pure speculation.

After all, what is the point of vetting? Dr Zanetor went through the NDC vetting procedure. She was certainly approved by the NDC HQ. This suggests she met all constitutional eligibility requirements as a citizen of Ghana and registered member of the NDC party. Being the daughter of the Rawlingses, I'm sure the NDC HQ knew she would come under public scrutiny and Dr Zanetor and her parents know this. So I'm sure steps were taken to ensure she met all the criteria and conditions of the party selection process and constitutional requirements. This is because if in fact, Dr Zanetor was simply 'pushed through' when she didn't actually qualified to do so, the NDC party and the Rawlingses must surely know the implications of that.

Dr Zanetor was democratically selected/voted by the Korle Klottey constituency party membership as a Parliamentary candidate for the 2016 Gneral Election. The issue that her name did not show on the voters' register is not a measure of her 'ineligibility'. It could be an administrative error. Something the EC could easily rectify.

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LONTO-BOY on Dec 1, 13:55
THE COURT WILL DISMISS THE SUIT