A lawsuit has been filed at the Supreme Court by Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuranchie, the Editor-in-chief of the Daily Searchlight, to challenge the eligibility of former President John Dramani Mahama to run for president again in 2024.
Mr. Kuranchie is seeking several reliefs from the court, including a declaration that Article 66 (1) of the 1992 Constitution specifies that a presidential term is four years.
He also wants a declaration that Article 66 (1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution require that a person seeking a second presidential term must be a sitting president.
Additionally, he wants a declaration that Article 62 of the 1992 Constitution disqualifies a former President of Ghana from seeking election as President of Ghana.
The suit has former President John Agyekum Kufuor and the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, as parties.
Mr. Kuranchie is asking the court to order the Speaker of Parliament to activate and implement Article 68 (2) of the 1992 Constitution.
He also wants the court to restrain Mr. Mahama from pursuing his presidential ambition.
Furthermore, he prays the court to compel Mr. Mahama to fully disclose to Parliament the term of his engagement as a flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).