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Mahama sued at Supreme Court over election 2024 eligibility

By Vincent Ashitey
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Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuranchie, Editor-in-chief of the Daily Searchlight, has filed a suit at the Supreme Court questioning the eligibility of former President John Mahama to run for re-election in the 2024 polls.

One of the key reliefs sought by Mr. Kuranchie is a declaration that, according to Article 66(1) of the 1992 Constitution, a presidential term should be four years.

He is also seeking a declaration that a person seeking a second presidential term must be a sitting president, as stated in Article 66(1) and (2) of the Constitution.

Furthermore, Mr. Kuranchie is requesting a declaration that a former President of Ghana is not qualified to run for election as President, as stated in Article 62 of the Constitution.

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor and the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, have been named as co-defendants in the case.

Mr. Kuranchie is asking the court to instruct the Speaker of Parliament to invoke and implement Article 68(2) of the Constitution.

Additionally, he seeks an injunction to prevent Mr. Mahama from pursuing his presidential ambitions.

Lastly, Mr. Kuranchie requests the court to direct Mr. Mahama to fully disclose to Parliament the duration of his engagement as the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).