The Daily Searchlight’s Editor-in-Chief, Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuranchie, has launched a lawsuit against former President John Dramani Mahama in the Supreme Court.
The seasoned journalist is questioning the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer’s ability to run in the 2024 national elections.
Among the reliefs sought is a declaration that assuming a true and proper interpretation of Article 66 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, the number of years of a presidential term is four.
A declaration that according to a genuine and correct reading of Articles 66 (1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution, a candidate for a second presidential term must be the current president.
A statement that, according to a true and correct interpretation of Article 62 of the 1992 Constitution, a former President of Ghana is unable to run for President of Ghana.
Former President John Agyekum Kufuor and Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin have joined the action.
Mr. Kuranchie requests that the court directs the Speaker of Parliament to invoke and implement Article 68 (2) of the 1992 Constitution. He also asks the court to stop Mr. Mahama from running for president.