Lawyer for Nii Armah Ashietey and one other challenging the eligibility Dr Zanetor Rawlings to contest the parliamentary election says his life is in danger from some unknown persons as a result of the case he’s handling.
Gary Nimako Marfo in a letter to the Accra High Court hearing the case stated that he “has in recent times been trailed by some unknown persons when driving home after close of work….they immediately drove off when counsel parked at the North Legon Police post to alert the police”
He added: “Counsel is in the process of arranging security back up to protect himself, his family and office staff,” and thus prayed the court to adjourn the case that was scheduled for hearing Thursday morning, to March 9 to enable him firm up the security arrangements he is putting in place.
The latest development compelled the court to adjourn the case to the said date when it came up for hearing Thursday morning.
Incumbent Member of Parliament Nii Armah Ashietey who lost the Klottey Korle Constituency National Democratic Congress primary and Nii John Alfonso Coleman sued Ms Zanetor over her eligibility to contest the November polls.
The suit filed at an Accra High Court is also against the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the Electoral Commission (EC).
The two are praying the court to prevent the NDC and the EC from holding Dr Rawlings as 2016 parliamentary candidate for the Constituency.
According to the two, there were petitions filed against the daughter o f Former President Jerry John Ralwings prior to the November 21 elections.
They claim her name was not even found in the biometric register compiled by the NDC prior to the primary.
Dr Rawlings last week secured victory in another court case filed by three members of the party in the Klottey Korle Constituency. The three wanted an annulment of the results but the Court asked them to exhaust all internal structures of resolution before coming to the court.
But in their writ to the High Court, Nii Armah Ashietey and Nii Alfonso Coleman accused national and regional officers of the NDC of complicity in “endorsing the violation of the NDC constitution and the rules governing the conduct of the parliamentary primaries in Klottey Korle thereby rendering any internal resolution of the matter an impossibility”.