The Supreme Court has rejected an application made by Ken Kuranchie, the editor of Daily Searchlight against Former President, John Dramani Mahama.
The application aimed to challenge the eligibility of John Dramani Mahama to participate in the 2024 elections.
The apex court deemed the application to be flawed. In June 2023, Mr. Kuranchie filed the case against Mr. Mahama, former President John Agyekum Kuffuor, the Speaker of Parliament, and the Attorney-General.
Mr. Kuranchie argued that a thorough and accurate interpretation of the 1992 Constitution should lead to the conclusion that only a sitting President is entitled to a second presidential term.
The reliefs he was seeking include, “A declaration that on a true and proper interpretation of Article 66 (1) of the 1992 Constitution the number of years of a presidential term in Ghana is four years.
“A declaration that upon a true and proper interpretation of Article 66 (1) and (2) of the 1992 Constitution, a person seeking a second presidential term must be a sitting president.
“An order directed at [John Mahama] to fully disclose to Parliament the terms of his engagements with Parliament as flagbearer of a political party.”