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Supreme Court Urges Amendment in Bid to Disqualify Mahama from 2024 Election 

by Motoni Olodun

In a pivotal development, Ghana’s Supreme Court has advised revisions to a legal action seeking to bar former President John Mahama from contesting the upcoming 2024 presidential election.

The court directed Ken Kuranchie, the petitioner, to amend his petition, citing procedural irregularities. This move follows Kuranchie’s attempt to challenge Mahama’s eligibility based on allegations of dual citizenship.

Kuranchie’s petition alleges that Mahama, who served as Ghana’s president from 2012 to 2017, holds dual citizenship, which disqualifies him from running for the presidency under Ghana’s constitution.

However, the Supreme Court expressed concerns over the technicalities of the petition, highlighting the need for clarity and specificity in the allegations presented. The court urged Kuranchie to address these issues through an amendment to his petition.

The legal proceedings have sparked intense scrutiny and debate in Ghanaian political circles, with supporters and critics of Mahama closely monitoring the developments. The outcome of the case could have significant implications for the country’s political landscape ahead of the 2024 elections.

Mahama, who is widely seen as a key contender in the upcoming presidential race, has consistently denied allegations of dual citizenship. His supporters argue that the legal action is politically motivated and aimed at derailing his candidacy.

Meanwhile, legal experts emphasize the importance of adhering to due process and ensuring that the legal arguments presented are robust and substantiated. The Supreme Court’s directive for amendments underscores the judiciary’s commitment to upholding the rule of law and safeguarding the integrity of the electoral process.

As the legal proceedings continue, both parties involved are expected to make their respective cases before the Supreme Court. The outcome of the case will ultimately hinge on the strength of the legal arguments presented and the evidence provided to support them.

While the legal battle unfolds, Ghanaians are closely watching the proceedings, aware of the potential ramifications for the country’s democratic system and political future. The Supreme Court’s guidance for amendments offers hope for a fair and transparent resolution to the matter, ensuring that justice is served and the rule of law prevails.

Source: Ghana Web

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