Editor-in-chief of the Daily Searchlight, Kenneth Kwabena Agyei Kuranchie, has taken legal action by filing a case at the Supreme Court challenging the eligibility of former President John Dramani Mahama to run for re-election in the upcoming 2024 polls.
In his petition, Mr. Kuranchie is requesting the court to declare to the effect that, upon true and proper Interpretation of Article 66 (1) of the 1992 Constitution, the mother legal instrument clearly stipulates the number of years of a presidential term to be four years.
Furthermore, he seeks a declaration that, when considering the interpretation of both Article 66 (1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution, only a sitting president can vie for a second term as President.
Additionally, Mr. Kuranchie is asking for a declaration that, based on a proper interpretation of Article 62 of the 1992 Constitution, a former President of Ghana is not eligible to contest for a presidential election in Ghana.
Joined to the suit are former President John Agyekum Kufuor and the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin.
Mr. Kuranchie wants the court to order the Speaker of Parliament to invoke and operationalise Article 68 (2) of the 1992 Constitution.
He also wants the court to prevent Mr. Mahama from pursuing his presidential ambition.
He further prays the court to direct Mr. Mahama to fully disclose to Parliament the term of his engagement as a flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Below is the writ filed by Ken Kuranchie: