Former President John Dramani Mahama has been dragged to court by Kenneth Kuranchie, a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), over his presidential bid.
Mr. Kenneth is requesting the court disqualify Mahama from contesting for the presidency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In the legal document sighted by Family Radio, he wants the president to be qualified on the grounds that he flouts Article 66 (1) of the 1992 Constitution.
Per this article, a person elected as president shall, subject to clause (3) of this article, hold office for a term of four years beginning from the date on which he is sworn in as president.
He is also pleading with the court to order Mahama to fully disclose to parliament the terms of his engagement as a flagbearer of the NDC.
The failed NPP parliamentary candidate for Okaikoi North also wants the court to direct the Speaker of Parliament to invoke and operationalize Article 68 (2) of the 1992 constitution.
According to Article 68 (2) of the constitution, “the president shall not, on leaving office as president, hold any office of profit or emolument, except with the permission of parliament, in establishment, either directly or indirectly, other than that of the state.”
Mr. Kuranchie, who is the plaintiff in this case, is also requesting the court to order former President Kufuor and John Mahama to make available to parliament all engagements not to do with the matters of the State of Ghana.
Mahama, in this suit, is expected to seek parliamentary approval for his engagements as a flagbearer of the NDC or, in the alternative, desist from his presidential bid.
Other defendants in the suit are former President John Agyekum Kufour, the Attorney General, and the Speaker of Parliament.