Former President John Mahama’s bid to lead the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the next general election has been hit with a second lawsuit few days to the party’s primaries on February 23.
A former NDC constituency secretary in Trobu in Accra, Edmund Palmer, has initiated a legal process to restrain Mr Mahama from contesting in the party’s upcoming presidential election.
Edmund Palmer wants the High Court to stop the former President from pursuing his bid to be elected as a presidential candidate of the NDC in his capacity as a former president of the Republic of Ghana, without the permission of Parliament.
Citinewsroom.com reports that Mr Palmer is seeking “an order of perpetual injunction restraining John Mahama from purporting to seek re-election howsoever as president of the Republic of Ghana without the permission of Parliament pursuant to Article 68(2), 68(3), 68(4), 68(5), 68(6),68(7) and 68(9) of the 1992 Constitution.”
He also wants the court to order Mr Mahama “to wind up the activities of his campaign office that was established for the purpose of seeking to coordinate his activities in his quest to become flagbearer/presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress.”
Mr Palmer further wants Mahama to stop all fundraising activities in support of his re-election bid without the permission of Parliament.
This is the second legal suit seeking to scuttle the former President’s bid to lead the opposition party in the 2020 elections.