The defeated National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Klottey Korle constituency, Nii Armah Ashietey, says his legal action against the party is to save it from future troubles.
Nii Armah Ashietey, who’s the current MP for the area, intimated that his decision to protest against the outcome of the primary in Klottey Korle, was not for personal benefit but for the benefit of his constituency and the party.
Mr. Ashietey, a former Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, is in court challenging the victory of Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, who beat him to emerge the party’s candidate for the November polls.
But Mr. Ashietey and the other contestant, Nii John Coleman, have not taken the defeat by defeated by the daughter of former President Jerry John Rawlings lightly.
According to them, Dr. Zanetor Rawlings is not a registered voter and therefore could not stand for an election.
Nii Ashietey subsequently incurred the displeasure of the public and accusations of pettiness following his decision to resort to the court.
Court action in the NDC’s interest
Speaking to Citi News, Mr. Ashietey insisted that his court action, which rather came late, was only a response to some wrongs that had taken place in the party and he felt that it was his duty to correct those wrongs.
“If I see something go wrong, I have a duty to ensure that corrections are made and for me, I don’t think I can let it go.”
He also stated that he is serving the best interest of the constituency by his decision to challenge Dr. Zanetor Rawlings and the NDC in court.
“All that I’m saying is that, I have the conviction that I have to go to court for my interest and for the interest of the people of Klottey Korle Constituency. So it’s not just about Nii Armah Ashitey, it’s also about the constituency,” he insisted.
By Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana