Nii Armah Ashietey Back To Supreme Court Over Zanetor Ruling


The Member of Parliament for the Klottey Korle Constituency, Nii Armah Ashietey has filed an application at the Supreme Court for a review of the court’s earlier decision to stay proceedings at a the High Court.

The Supreme Court last month suspended the suit challenging the candidacy of Dr Zanetor Rawlings as parliamentary candidate which was pending at the High Court until it determined an adjunct constitutional matter.
In a 4-1 majority decision, the court ruled that the High Court erred in law when it assumed jurisdiction over Article 94 clause 1(a) of the 1992 Constitution, which states that a person must be a registered voter before he or she can contest as a Member of Parliament.

But the application filed on Tuesday by Nii Armah Ashietey’s legal team says the Supreme Court did not take into consideration the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) constitution before coming out with its majority decision.

The apex court has thus directed the legal team of Dr Zanetor Rawlings to file its response by June 10, 2016

The case has since been adjourned to June 15, 2016 to enable the Chief Justice reconstitute the panel to hear the review application.

There are currently 5 members on the panel hearing the case but in all review matters there must be at least 7 members on the panel


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