The Daily Searchlight’s editor-in-chief, Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuranchie, has sued former president John Dramani Mahama in the Supreme Court.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer’s right to run in the general elections of 2024 is being contested by a seasoned journalist.
Mr. Kuranchie is requesting a ruling that Article 66 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, when properly and truthfully interpreted, plainly states that the length of a presidential term is four years.
A statement stating that, according to a true and accurate interpretation of Sections 66(1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution, the incumbent president must be the one running for reelection.
A statement that a former president of Ghana is ineligible to run for office in Ghana based on a true and proper reading of Article 62 of the 1992 Constitution.
Former president John Agyekum Kufuor and Speaker of the House Alban Bagbin have joined the lawsuit.
Mr. Kuranchie requests that the court direct the Speaker of the House of Representatives to apply and implement Article 68 (2) of the 1992 Constitution.
Additionally, he requests that the court halt Mr. Mahama’s efforts to run for president.