Former President John Dramani Mahama has been sued at the supreme court by Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuranchie, editor-in-chief of the Daily Searchlight, contesting the eligibility to run for re-election in 2024.
Mr. Kuranchie is seeking a declaration, as one of the reliefs, that according to a true and proper interpretation of Article 66 (1) of the Constitution of 1992, it plainly requires the number of years of a presidential term to be four years.
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A declaration, in accordance with a genuine and proper reading of Article 66 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of 1992, that a person who is seeking a second presidential term must be a president who is currently in office.
A declaration stating that, according to a correct and honest interpretation of Article 62 of the Constitution of 1992, a person who has previously held the office of President of Ghana is not eligible to run for that office again.
Both the former President John Agyekum Kufuor and the current Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, have signed on as plaintiffs in the dispute.
Mr. Kuranchie has requested that the court issue an order directing the Speaker of Parliament to invoke and put into effect Article 68 (2) of the Constitution of 1992.
In addition, he requests that the court stop Mr. Mahama from pursuing his aspirations of becoming president.
In addition, he requests that the court order Mr. Mahama to completely reveal to Parliament the length of his commitment as the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).