NDC Polls: Frivolous lawsuits won’t stop me – Mahama

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John Mahama
John Mahama

Former president John Mahama has said plans by some individuals to soil his image with lawsuits against his re-election bid will not hold.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer hopeful has been hit with two lawsuits ahead of Saturday’s presidential election.

Mahama said the law suit was frivolous and without foundation.

Earlier in the week, one Stephen Agyeman dragged the former president to court with the view of stopping Mahama from seeking re-election.

In his writ, Agyeman argued that Mahama’s re-election move violates the 1992 Constitution and he is thus asking the court to stop the former president from contesting in the NDC’s presidential election.

Mr. Agyeman is seeking a declaration to the effect that Mahama “cannot purport to seek re-election as President of the Republic of Ghana” pursuant to Articles 68 clauses 2 to 9 of the Constitution.

Agyeman is also urging the court to declare that Mahama is not qualified to stand re-election as president of the country.

A former Secretary of the NDC in the Trobu constituency in Accra, Edmund Palmer is also seeking to restrain Mahama from contesting in the party’s upcoming presidential election.

Palmer in his writ wants the court to stop Mahama “from pursuing his bid to be elected as a flagbearer/presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress in his capacity as a former president of the Republic of Ghana, without the permission of Parliament.”

But in a sharp response, Mahama dismissed such claims adding that it will not deter him from leading the NDC to victory in 2020.

Mahama, who was addressing some party members in the Jaman South Constituency, charged delegates to come all out to vote massively for him ahead of the polls.

He said the lawsuit is an orchestration by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to influence the decision of NDC delegates in Saturday’s flagbearership elections, adding that this came to his notice a long time ago.

Source: Daily Mail Gh

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