The Supreme Court has dismissed a court action against former President John Dramani Mahama.
The application, filed by Daily Searchlight editor Ken Kuranchie, sought to challenge the eligibility of Mr Mahama to contest the 2024 presidential election.
Joined to the suit filed in June 2023 are former President John Agyekum Kufuor and the Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin.
It was the case of Mr Kuranchie that the 1992 Constitution of Ghana frowns upon the former president contesting the December 2024 elections.
He wanted the court to rule that a former president was not qualified to run for election as president, as stated in Article 66 (1) and (2) of the Constitution.
Article 66 (1) and (2) states (1) that 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.
Additionally, a person shall not be elected to hold office as President of Ghana for more than two terms.
Mr Kuranchie also wanted the court to order the Speaker of Parliament to invoke and operationalise Article 68 (2) of the 1992 Constitution.
Article 68 (2) states that the president shall not, on leaving office as president, hold any office of profit or emolument, except with the permission of Parliament, in any establishment, either directly or indirectly, other than that of the state.
However, the apex court ruled that the application was defective.
Counsel for former president Mahama, Edudzi Tamakloe, expressed his excitement and gratitude to the apex court for dismissing the suit.
According to him, the application filed by Ken Kuranchie was flawed and not borne out of any genuine desire.